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Allocution vs. Elocution

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Main Difference

The main difference between Allocution and Elocution is that the Allocution is a formal statement by the defendant, who has been found guilty, prior to being sentenced and Elocution is a Study of formal speaking in pronunciation, grammar, style, and tone

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  • Allocution (noun)

    A formal speech, especially one which is regarded as authoritative and forceful.

  • Allocution (noun)

    The question put to a convicted defendant by a judge after the rendering of the verdict in a trial, in which the defendant is asked whether he or she wishes to make a statement to the court before sentencing; the statement made by a defendant in response to such a question; the legal right of a defendant to make such a statement.

  • Allocution (noun)

    The legal right of a victim, in some jurisdictions, to make a statement to a court prior to sentencing of a defendant convicted of a crime causing injury to that victim; the actual statement made to a court by a victim.

  • Allocution (noun)

    A pronouncement by a pope to an assembly of church officials concerning a matter of church policy.

  • Allocution (noun)

    The mode of information dissemination in which media broadcasts are transmitted to multiple receivers with no or very limited capability of a two-way exchange of information.

  • Elocution (noun)

    The art of public speaking with expert control of gesture and voice, etc.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Allocution (noun)

    The act or manner of speaking to, or of addressing in words.

  • Allocution (noun)

    An address; a hortatory or authoritative address as of a pope to his clergy.

  • Elocution (noun)

    Utterance by speech.

  • Elocution (noun)

    Oratorical or expressive delivery, including the graces of intonation, gesture, etc.; style or manner of speaking or reading in public; as, clear, impressive elocution.

  • Elocution (noun)

    Suitable and impressive writing or style; eloquent diction.

Webster Dictionary
  • Allocution (noun)

    (rhetoric) a formal or authoritative address that advises or exhorts

  • Elocution (noun)

    an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture

Princeton's WordNet

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