Colloquy meaning

kŏlə-kwē
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The definition of a colloquy is a formal conversation.

An example of a colloquy is when a group of people from a church get together to discuss the Bible and to theorize on scripture.

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A conversation, esp. a formal discussion; conference.
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(law) A discussion during a trial in which a judge ensures that the defendant understands what is taking place in the trial and what their rights are.
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(Christianity) A church court held by certain Reformed denominations. [from 17th c.]
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A conversation, especially a formal one.
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A written dialogue.
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Any formal conference, conversation, or discussion between the lawyers and the judge during a judicial proceeding.
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A conversation or dialogue. [from 16th c.]
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A written discourse. [from 18th c.]
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Origin of colloquy

  • From Latin colloquium conversation colloquium

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

  • From Latin colloquium (“conversation”), from com- (“together, with”) (English com-) + form of loquor (“speak”) (from which English locution and other words).

    From Wiktionary