A formal speech giving advice or a warning.
More example sentences
- This he made abundantly clear in the allocution he delivered in Rome on May 12, 1879, on the occasion of receiving the cardinal's red hat from Pope Leo XIII.
- And then he invited us to say what we would - to ‘make our allocutions’ - before he rendered a sentence.
- And that language is sure to be loaded with sensitivities about respect, honor, pride, and dignity, along with allocutions to the sacred, purifying nature of violence.
early 17th century: from Latin allocutio(n-), from alloqui 'speak to', from ad- 'to' + loqui 'speak'.
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