allocution

[n] - (rhetoric) a formal or authoritative address that advises or exhorts
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allocution

Historically, a formal address given by the pope to the college of cardinals on any matter of ecclesiastical or political importance. In modern usage, a formal speech, especially one...
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Allocution

Al`lo·cu'tion noun [ Latin allocuto , from alloqui to speak to; ad + loqui to speak: confer French allocution .] 1. The act or manner of speaking to, or of addressing in words. 2. An address; a hortatory or authoritative address as of a pope to his...
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allocution

noun (rhetoric) a formal or authoritative address that advises or exhorts
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Allocution

• (n.) An address; a hortatory or authoritative address as of a pope to his clergy. • (n.) The act or manner of speaking to, or of addressing in words.
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Allocution

In the criminal procedure of some common law jurisdictions, an allocution or allocutus is a formal statement made to the court by the defendant who has been found guilty, prior to being sentenced. An {cl-span|allocution in mitigation|date=February 2014} allows the defendant to explain why the sentence should be lenient. In plea bargains, an allocu...
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Allocution

[media theory] In media theory, allocution is the one-way dissemination of information through a media channel. It assumes that one party has an unlimited amount of information (usually through some kind of expertise) and can act as the ‘information services provider’ (pg 268) while the other party acts as the ‘information services co...
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