a formal speech, especially one of an incontrovertible or hortatory nature.
a pronouncement delivered by the pope to a secret consistory, especially on a matter of policy or of general importance.
This allocution calls to mind Spainʼs last struggle with Mexico.
The Philippine Islands John Foreman
He began with an allocution pitched in a tone that would have justified revolt throughout empires.
A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling
After that allocution, no one, not even a sub-lieutenant, had the courage to empty his glass.
El Verdugo Honore de Balzac
What the effect of this allocution would have been, unsupported by favouring circumstances, it is difficult to say.
Count Frontenac William Dawson LeSueur
To this allocution the parliament replied with all servility.
History of the Rise of the Huguenots Henry Baird
The allocution of his holiness shows that this consequence has not escaped his penetrating intellect.
The Catholic World, Vol. X, October 1869 Various
This allocution, pronounced by advocate Desmarais with every appearance of great tenderness, moved the people.
The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2 Eugne Sue
Pius IX., in his allocution of the 29th of April last, has explained himself fully.
At Home And Abroad Margaret Fuller Ossoli
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
She took the final vows a year later, when Bossuet pronounced the allocution.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 3 Various
(rhetoric) a formal or authoritative speech or address, esp one that advises, informs, or exhorts
allocortex allocortex al·lo·cor·tex (āl’ō-kôr’těks’) n. Any of the regions of the cerebral cortex that have fewer cell layers than the isocortex, especially the olfactory cortex and the hippocampus. Also called heterotypic cortex.
land owned absolutely; land owned and not subject to any rent, service, or other tenurial right of an overlord. Historical Examples The allod or domain of the family was the joint-property of the father and his sons. Ancient Law Sir Henry James Sumner Maine noun (pl) -lodia (-ˈləʊdɪə), -lods (history) lands held in absolute ownership, […]
free from the tenurial rights of a feudal overlord. Historical Examples This might have been done by converting the holdings of the men-at-arms into allodial estates, held direct from the Crown. Landholding In England Joseph Fisher The right to lands is allodial, but is inherent in the Government. Abridgement of the Debates of Congress, from […]
noun a fear of other people’s opinions Word Origin allo- ‘other’ doxa- ‘opinion’