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allocution

[ al-uh-kyoo-shuhn ]

noun

  1. a formal speech, especially one of an incontrovertible or hortatory nature.
  2. a pronouncement delivered by the pope to a secret consistory, especially on a matter of policy or of general importance.


allocution

/ ˌæləˈkjuːʃən /

noun

  1. rhetoric a formal or authoritative speech or address, esp one that advises, informs, or exhorts


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Word History and Origins

Origin of allocution1

1605–15; < Latin allocūtiōn- (stem of allocūtiō ), equivalent to allocūt ( us ), past participle of alloquī to speak to, address ( al- al- + locū- speak + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion
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Word History and Origins

Origin of allocution1

C17: from Late Latin allocūtiō, from Latin alloquī to address, from loquī to speak
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Example Sentences

This allocution, pronounced by advocate Desmarais with every appearance of great tenderness, moved the people.

The Pontifical Allocution unmasked the falsehood, but did not change the condition of affairs.

I regard this as a perfect allocution of words in regard to the arrangement both for the ear and for the intellect.

This Allocution calls to mind Spainʼs last struggle with Mexico.

He rose gracefully and waved his glass of claret, while all the others waited eagerly for the coming allocution.

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