What is another word for allocution?

Pronunciation: [ˌaləkjˈuːʃən] (IPA)

Allocution is a formal speech delivered by a judge to a defendant or to a convicted person during sentencing. Some synonyms that can be used for the word allocution include address, speech, talk, statement, discourse, oration, sermon, lecture, and presentation. In a legal context, allocution often refers specifically to the defendant's opportunity to speak before sentencing to express remorse, explain their actions, or make a plea for leniency. Other synonyms that can be used for this type of speech might include plea or argument. Depending on the context, other synonyms for allocution might include lecture, keynote, address, or talk, all of which describe formal speeches or presentations on a specific topic.

Synonyms for Allocution:

What are the hypernyms for Allocution?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Allocution?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for allocution (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for allocution?

Allocution is a formal address or speech. Its antonyms are informal, impromptu or extemporaneous. An informal speech is a more relaxed and less structured way of communicating, where the speaker does not follow a set of predetermined thoughts. An impromptu speech is given without any preparation, it is spontaneous and unrehearsed, usually in response to another speaker's comments or questions. Extemporaneous speech refers to a carefully prepared and planned speech, but one that is delivered in a conversational and relaxed manner, without the use of notes. Allocution and its antonyms can help to diversify speech styles and ensure that the message is conveyed effectively in different circumstances.

What are the antonyms for Allocution?

Usage examples for Allocution

Mr. Beamish was about to deliver an allocution of reproof to them in equal shares, being entirely unsuspicious of any other reason for the alarum than this palpable outbreak of a rivalry that he would have inclined to attribute to the charms of Chloe, when the house-door swung wide for them to enter, and the landlady of the house, holding clasped hands at full stretch, implored them to run up to the poor lady: 'Oh, she's dead; she's dead, dead!
"The Short Works of George Meredith"
George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
But here we heard the allocution of the Signora Laura.
"The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons"
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
He drew them up in two ranks facing each other, and began very deliberately with an allocution on the art of the bayonet.
"Leaves from a Field Note-Book"
J. H. Morgan

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