Colloquium Definition

kə-lōkwē-əm
colloquia, colloquiums
noun
An organized conference or seminar on some subject, involving a number of scholars or experts.
Webster's New World
An informal meeting for the exchange of views.
American Heritage
An academic seminar on a broad field of study, usually led by a different lecturer at each meeting.
American Heritage

In a case of libel or slander, the assertions or allegations in the plaintiff’s pleading, or the evidence presented by the plaintiff at trial, showing that the alleged defamatory statement or writing by the defendant referred to the plaintiff. See also inducement and innuendo.

Webster's New World Law

(law) That part of the complaint or declaration in an action for defamation which shows that the words complained of were spoken concerning the plaintiff.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Colloquium

Noun

Singular:
colloquium
Plural:
colloquiums

Origin of Colloquium

  • Latin conversation from colloquī to talk together com- com- loquī to speak tolkw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin colloquium.

    From Wiktionary

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