Variant of forum
- the public square or marketplace of an ancient Roman city or town, where legal and political business was conducted
- a law court; tribunal
- an assembly, place, radio program, etc. for the discussion of public matters or current questions
- an opportunity for open discussion
Origin: L, area out-of-doors, marketplace, orig. ? area with board fence < forus, board < IE *bhoros: see bar
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.