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A formal demand made by a judge of a person convicted in a criminal case as to whether there is any reason for the court not to proceed to judgment.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Bartholomew Shower (1658–1701), lawyer. From classical Latin allocūtus, past participle of alloquī allocute.
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