Definition of allocute in English:

allocute

verb

  • no object To deliver an allocution; to make a formal address or speech. Also with object: to address formally.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From classical Latin allocūt-, past participial stem of alloquī to address, speak to, to make a speech (to) from al-, variant of ad- + loquī to speak.

Pronunciation

allocute

/ˈaləkjuːt/