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ALLOCUTION

Solemn form of address delivered by the pope to the cardinals in private consistory on a matter of importance. If it is considered of general interest to the faithful, it may later be published. (Etym. Latin al-, to + locutio, a speaking: allocutio, a speaking, an address.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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