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colloquium

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noun col·lo·qui·um \kə-ˈlō-kwē-əm\

Definition of colloquium

plural

colloquiums

or

-quia

\-kwē-ə\
  1. :  a usually academic meeting at which specialists deliver addresses on a topic or on related topics and then answer questions relating to them



Origin and Etymology of colloquium

Latin, colloquy


First Known Use: 1844


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colloquium

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noun col·lo·qui·um \kə-ˈlō-kwē-əm\

Legal Definition of colloquium

  1. :  the part of a complaint for defamation in which the plaintiff avers that the defamatory remarks related to him or her



Origin and Etymology of colloquium

Latin, talk, discussion, from colloqui to converse


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