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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb intr.: To make a formal speech, especially by a defendant after being found guilty and before being sentenced in a court.
Back-formation from allocution (a formal speech), from Latin allocution, from loqui (to speak). Earliest documented use: 1860.
“The deal was for him to plead to a lesser charge and allocute to the judge.”
Lavina Giamusso; Australia: The Puppeteer; CreateSpace; 2016.
See more usage examples of allocute in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:No human being is illegal. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (1928-2016)