from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A formal and authoritative speech; an address.
- noun Law A statement that is made by a defendant before a sentence is pronounced.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A speaking to; an address, especially a formal address. Also written
- noun Specifically— In Roman antiquity, a formal address by a general-in-chief or imperator to his soldiers. Such scenes were often represented in art on medals and reliefs, In the Roman Catholic Church, a public address by the pope to his clergy, or to the church generally.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act or manner of speaking to, or of addressing in words.
- noun An address; a hortatory or authoritative address as of a pope to his clergy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
formal speech, especially one which is regarded as authoritativeand forceful.
- noun law The
questionput to a convicted defendantby a judgeafter the rendering of the verdictin a trial, in which the defendant is asked whether he or she wishes to make a statement to the courtbefore sentencing; the statement made by a defendant in response to such a question; the legal rightof a defendant to make such a statement.
- noun law The
legal rightof a victim, in some jurisdictions, to make a statement to a court prior to sentencing of a defendant convicted of a crimecausing injuryto that victim; the actual statement made to a court by a victim.
- noun Roman Catholicism A
pronouncementby a popeto an assembly of church officials concerning a matter of church policy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun (rhetoric) a formal or authoritative address that advises or exhorts
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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And the defendant then tells the judge that he did, in fact, do as the indictment alleges with respect to all of the elements, then, yes, the allocution is a greater indication than a mere, “Well, I believe the State could prove itscase.”
And the defendant then tells the judge that he did, in fact, do as the indictment alleges with respect to all of the elements, then, yes, the allocution is a greater indication than a mere, “Well, I believe the State could prove its case.”
This is called the allocution as they say in "Law and Order."
The whole point of what's called the allocution, when the judge asks the defendant questions about pleading guilty, is to establish that the defendant really wants to plead guilty.
However there's this old tradition called allocution of a judge, when he denounces someone who is a culprit, and he advises that person of their wrongdoing and what a proper opinion of that individual ought to be.
The process of judicial interrogation of the defendant and the defendants response is usually called an "allocution", and these are statements of fact made by the defendant.
In normal courts, this process is known as "allocution" and even in these fundamentally flawed commissions, it is hard to imagine any judge accepting guilty pleas in capital cases without undertaking this second stage with rigor and care.
During his "allocution" at his sentencing hearing in October 2000, he revealed his personal knowledge of Iran's early ties to his boss, Osama bin Laden.
The judge said his statement to the court, called "allocution" in the federal system, was the most eloquent he had heard.
The Veni Creator is sung, an address is delivered by the Father Custos of the Holy Land, the Pope holds an allocution, and the Regina Coeli is sung: