Allocution in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Allocution

a speech given to a convicted defendant by the judge just prior to sentencing

Examples of Allocution in a sentence

During the allocution, the convicted party refused to listen to the judge as she spoke.  🔊

It was hard to hear the judge’s allocution speech over the cries of the defendant’s family members.  🔊

The judge’s allocution involved him asking the defendant if he had any last words before sentencing.  🔊

The courtroom was still as the judge gave his allocution and expressed his disdain for the convicted killer.  🔊

Giving no allocution beforehand, the judge banged his gavel and sentenced the robber to thirty years.  🔊

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