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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.
Historical Examples

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


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