Colloquy Col"lo*quy, n.; pl. {Colloquies}. [L. colloquium. See {Collocution}.] 1. Mutual discourse of two or more persons; conference; conversation. [1913 Webster]

They went to Worms, to the colloquy there about religion. --A. Wood. [1913 Webster]

2. In some American colleges, a part in exhibitions, assigned for a certain scholarship rank; a designation of rank in collegiate scholarship. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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