1 a conversation especially a formal one
2 formal conversation
EtymologyFirst attested 1555–1565: From 2=colloquium.
Colloquy (from Latin colloquium: con- [together] + loqui [speak]); meaning "discussion" or "conversation"; may refer to the following:
- a religious colloquy to settle differences of doctrine or dogma, also called a colloquium (meeting, discussion), as in the historical Colloquy at Poissy, and like the legal colloquy, most often with a certain degree of judging involved. Religious colloquys are relatively common as a means to avoid calling full synods and avoiding out and out breaches leading to schisms.
- Colloquy (company), a loyalty marketing company based in Milford, Ohio
- Colloquy (law), a legal term
- Colloquy (IRC client), an IRC client for Mac OS X
- Colloquy (Society), an internet-based high IQ group, see High IQ society
- The Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, the online companion of the Northwestern University Law Review
colloquy in Simple English: Colloquy