Definitions of "allocute"
  1. The act of making a formal statement or address, particularly in the legal domain
  2. The process of asking specific questions to a criminal defendant before passing a sentence
How to use "allocute" in a sentence
  1. When asked to allocute, the defendant gave a final plea for leniency.
  2. Before passing sentence, the judge decided to allocute the defendant to gain more insight into the defendant's intentions.
  3. It is at the discretion of the judge to allocute the defendant to better understand the context of the crime.

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