colloquy
Pronunciation
  • (British) enPR: kŏl'ə-kwē, IPA: /ˈkɒ.lə.kwi/
Noun

colloquy

  1. A conversation or dialogue. [from 16th c.]
  2. (obsolete) A formal conference. [16th-17th c.]
  3. (Christianity) A church court held by certain Reformed denominations. [from 17th c.]
  4. A written discourse. [from 18th c.]
  5. (legal) 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.
Antonyms
  • (a conversation of multiple people) soliloquy
Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Religionsgespräch
Verb

colloquy (colloquys, present participle colloquying; past and past participle colloquied)

  1. (intransitive, rare) To converse.



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