noun, plural colloquies.
a conversational exchange; dialogue.
a conference.

1555–65; < Latin colloquium colloquium

colloquist, noun Unabridged
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colloquy (ˈkɒləkwɪ)
n , pl -quies
1.  a formal conversation or conference
2.  a literary work in dialogue form
3.  an informal conference on religious or theological matters
[C16: from Latin colloquium from colloquī to talk with, from com- together + loquī to speak]

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Word Origin & History

1560s, from L. colloquium "conversation," lit. "a speaking together," from co- "together" + -loquium "speaking," from loqui "to speak."
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Example sentences
When my husband bent down to pick them up the following colloquy ensued.
He eavesdropped on the secret colloquy of my vital organs.
Sometimes the colloquy seemed positively hair-splitting.
Moreover, it highly doubtful that the jury would have construed this colloquy
  as an effort to suppress evidence from their view.
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