What does ALLOCUTUS mean?

ALLOCUTUS meaning in Law Dictionary

In unlawful treatment, whenever a prisoner is convicted on an effort for treason or felony, the courtroom will need of him what he has got to state as to why the judge shouldn't check out judgment against him; this demand is called the “allocutus,” or “allocution,” and is registered regarding record. Archb. Crim. Pi. 173; State Y. Ball, 27 Mo. 324.