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Dictionary Definition

colloquy

Noun

1 a conversation especially a formal one
2 formal conversation

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

First attested 1555–1565: From 2=colloquium.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A formal conversation.
  2. A formal conference.
  3. A written discourse.
  4. A discussion during a trail in which a judge ensures that the defendant understands what is taking place in the trial and what his rights are.

References

Extensive Definition

Colloquy (from Latin colloquium: con- [together] + loqui [speak]); meaning "discussion" or "conversation"; may refer to the following:
colloquy in Simple English: Colloquy

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