Definition of allocutus in English:

allocutus

noun

Law
  • 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.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Bartholomew Shower (1658–1701), lawyer. From classical Latin allocūtus, past participle of alloquī allocute.

Pronunciation

allocutus

/ˌaləˈkjuːtəs/