What does allocution mean?
The definition of allocution
Al`lo*cu”tion, n.
Etym: [L. allocuto, fr. alloqui to speak to; ad + loqui to speak: cf. F. 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. Addison.