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