interlocution

noun in·ter·lo·cu·tion \ˌintə(r)lōˈkyüshən, -ləˈ-\

Definition of interlocution

  1. 1 :  interchange of speech :  conversation

  2. 2 :  an interruptive utterance :  interruption interpolation parenthesis

  3. 3a obsolete :  responsive reading or recital b obsolete :  a speech in reply :  response c :  mode of intercommunication

  4. 4a [Late Latin interlocution-, interlocutio, from Latin] :  the making of an interlocutory legal order or decree; also :  the order or decree b Roman law :  a constitution of the emperor in the form of an informal expression of the imperial wish

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Origin and Etymology of interlocution

Latin interlocution-, interlocutio, from interlocutus (past participle of interloqui to speak between, from inter- + loqui to speak) + -ion-, -io -ion


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