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

  • Allocution

    An allocution, or allocutus, is a formal statement made to the court by the defendant who has been found guilty prior to being sentenced. It is part of the criminal procedure in some jurisdictions using common law.

  • Elocution

    Elocution is the study of formal speaking in pronunciation, grammar, style, and tone.

  • 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.

  • Elocution (noun)

    the skill of clear and expressive speech, especially of distinct pronunciation and articulation

    “lessons in singing and elocution”

  • Elocution (noun)

    a particular style of speaking

    “a Rileyesque elocution”

Oxford Dictionary

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