ETYM Latin allocuto, from alloqui to speak to; ad + loqui to speak: cf. French allocution.
1. The act or manner of speaking to, or of addressing in words.
2. An address; a hortatory or authoritative address as of a pope to his clergy.
Authoritative or exhortatory address; Roman Catholic, formal papal address to College of Cardinals.
1. Allocution. Prononcer un discours.
3. Parole. Discours philosophique.