colloquy (plural colloquies)
- A conversation or dialogue. [from 16th c.]
1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
- And she repeated the free caress into which her colloquies with Maisie almost always broke and which made the child feel that her affection at least was a gage of safety.
- (obsolete) A formal conference. [16th-17th c.]
- (Christianity) A church court held by certain Reformed denominations. [from 17th c.]
- A written discourse. [from 18th c.]
- (law) 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.
- (a conversation of multiple people): soliloquy
Christianity: church court held by certain Reformed denominations
law: discussion during a trial between the judge and the defendant