- a conversational exchange; dialogue.
- a conference.
Origin of colloquy
1555–65; < Latin colloquium colloquium
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Examples from the Web for colloquies
He expresses it later in the Praise of Folly and in the Colloquies.
As to form, the Colloquies are less confessedly satirical than the Moria.
But, to far larger numbers, the message was contained in the Colloquies.
Which is the best and most complete English translation of Erasmus' Colloquies?
Out of the Colloquies of Erasmus he now answered the member.The Caxtons, Complete
- a formal conversation or conference
- a literary work in dialogue form
- 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 and History for colloquies
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