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colloquy

[kol-uh-kwee] /ˈkɒl ə kwi/
noun, plural colloquies.
1.
a conversational exchange; dialogue.
2.
a conference.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin colloquium colloquium
Related forms
colloquist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for colloquist

colloquy

/ˈkɒləkwɪ/
noun (pl) -quies
1.
a formal conversation or conference
2.
a literary work in dialogue form
3.
an informal conference on religious or theological matters
Derived Forms
colloquist, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin colloquium from colloquī to talk with, from com- together + loquī to speak
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Word Origin and History for colloquist

colloquy

n.

mid-15c., "discourse," from Latin colloquium "conference, conversation," literally "a speaking together," from com- "together" (see com-) + -loquium "speaking," from loqui "to speak" (see locution). Meaning "conversation" is attested in English from 1580s.

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