Legal Definition and Related Resources of Speech

Meaning of Speech

In the broad sense, the term embodies all means of expression and communication and is the primary behavior by which individuals and organizations converse and transmit ideas, information and knowledge . See First Unitarian church of L.A. v Los Angeles county , 311 P.2d 508, 48 C.2d 419.

Synonyms of Speech


  • address
  • allocution
  • articulation
  • audible expression
  • colloquy
  • confabulation
  • conversation
  • declamation
  • declaration
  • delivery
  • dialect
  • diction
  • discourse
  • enunciation
  • expression
  • idiom
  • interlocution
  • language
  • lecture
  • lingo
  • locution
  • oral communication
  • oral expression
  • oratio
  • oration
  • oratory
  • palaver
  • parlance
  • phonation
  • phraseology
  • prattle
  • pronouncement
  • pronunciation
  • recital
  • recitation
  • rhetoric
  • say
  • sermon
  • spoken language
  • spoken word
  • statement
  • talk
  • tongue
  • utterance
  • verbal expression
  • verbal intercourse
  • vocalization
  • words
  • Associated Concepts: First Amendment
  • freedom of speechforeign phrases: Lubricum linguae non facile trahendum est in poenam
  • A slip of the tongue ought not readily be subjected to punishment

Related Entries of Speech in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

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Speech in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Speech Or Debate Clause Resources

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    • Liberty Of Speech
    • Slander


    Legal English Vocabulary: Speech in Spanish

    Online translation of the English legal term speech into Spanish: discurso (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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    • Document
    • Information Science
    • Research
    • Investigation
    • Legal Research
    • Study

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