interlocution

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

Definition of interlocution 

1 : interchange of speech : conversation

3a obsolete : responsive reading or recital

b obsolete : a speech in reply : response

c : mode of intercommunication

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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History and Etymology for 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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