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colloquy

the act of conversing; a conversation
Not to be confused with:
colloquial – not formal or literary; belonging to or typical of ordinary or familiar language
colloquium – an academic conference or seminar
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col·lo·quy

 (kŏl′ə-kwē)
n. pl. col·lo·quies
1. A conversation, especially a formal one.
2. A written dialogue.

[From Latin colloquium, conversation; see colloquium.]

col′lo·quist (-kwĭst) n.
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colloquy

(ˈkɒləkwɪ)
n, pl -quies
1. a formal conversation or conference
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a literary work in dialogue form
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) an informal conference on religious or theological matters
[C16: from Latin colloquium from colloquī to talk with, from com- together + loquī to speak]
ˈcolloquist n
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col•lo•quy

(ˈkɒl ə kwi)

n., pl. -quies.
1. a dialogue.
2. a conference.
[1555–65; < Latin colloquium]
col′lo•quist, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colloquy - a conversation especially a formal one
group discussion, conference - a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
2.colloquy - formal conversation
conversation - the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
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colloquy

noun
Spoken exchange:
Informal: confab.
Slang: jaw.
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Translations

colloquy

[ˈkɒləkwɪ] Ncoloquio m
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colloquy

n (form)Gespräch nt; (Liter) → Dialog m; in colloquyim Gespräch
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References in classic literature ?
Prince Andrew listened attentively to Bagration's colloquies with the commanding officers and the orders he gave them and, to his surprise, found that no orders were really given, but that Prince Bagration tried to make it appear that everything done by necessity, by accident, or by the will of subordinate commanders was done, if not by his direct command, at least in accord with his intentions.
To this we may ascribe many of their whimsical pranks and absurd propositions, and, above all, their mysterious colloquies in Gaelic.
She had colloquies with the greengrocer about the pennorth of turnips which Mr.
Such colloquies have occupied many a pair of pale-faced weavers, whose unnurtured souls have been like young winged things, fluttering forsaken in the twilight.
The mother of Elizabeth was an Episcopalian, as indeed, was the mother of the Judge himself; and the good taste of Marmaduke revolted at the familiar colloquies which the leaders of the conferences held with the Deity, in their nightly meetings.
Wadood, his narrative double, imagines and documents the detailed history of the war as expressed by "colloquies" of the people, places and things damaged by the war.
Medicine, Trade and Empire: Garcia de Orta's Colloquies on the Simples and Drugs of India (1563) in Context.
The topics include the Portuguese discovery of Buddhism: locating religion in early modern Asia, translocating religion in the Mediterranean space: monastic confrontation under Muslim domination, the mirror and palimpsest: the myth of Buddhist kingship in imperial Tibet, the meeting of the Daoist and Buddhism spatial imagination: the construction of the netherworld in medieval China, and locating the dialogue: on the topology of the setting in medieval religious colloquies. The 11 papers are from a February 2012 conference.
The World Days are an occasion for a variety of national events: colloquies, conferences, radio and television debates, open days, disaster prevention and simulation exercises.
Southey's October 1828 Quarterly paper on Catholic emancipation came too late to influence Wellington (166-67), as did both Coleridge's Church and State (1830) and Southey's Colloquies on Society (1829).
In those two colloquies, the respective trial courts listened to the defendant talk with his attorney on the record, and orally acknowledged the jury waiver.
That resulted in a joint committee which submitted two proposed colloquies to the court, one from the committee and one from the conference.