The procedure during sentencing when a judge gives a convicted defendant the opportunity to make a personal statement on his own behalf to mitigate the punishment that is about to be imposed. The defendant does not have to be sworn before he makes his address, his comments are not subject to cross-examination, and the opportunity may include the right to offer evidence (such as an explanation for his conduct or a reason why severe sentence should not be imposed) beyond a request for mercy or an apology for his conduct.
A formal public speech, esp. one given at a ceremony
A long, vehement speech, esp. one of denunciation; harangue
A Roman Catholic religious society founded in 1575 by Saint Philip Neri and consisting of secular priests.
Speech is communication through talking or a talk given to an audience.
A particular manner of speech:
A usually formal oral communication to an audience
Style or manner of speaking or reading in public
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