Etymology: First attested 1555"1565<ref name="D.C-etym">Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1Â1)</ref>: From (term, 2=colloquium<ref name="D.C-etym"/><ref name="AHD-etym">The American HeritageÂ Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition</ref>, 3=conversation<ref name="AHD-etym"/>, lang=la).
- A formal conversation.
- A formal conference.
- A written discourse.
- A discussion during a trail in which a judge ensures that the defendant understands what is taking place in the trail and what his rights are.
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