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Latin. n. Talk, conversation, colloquy discussion, interview, meeting conference, parley. A discourse: a conference. A talking together, or affirming a thing laid in a declaration for words in an action for slander. A Latin derivative for to engage in conversation. In an action for slander or libel that part of the complaint that when given explains how the remarks are defamatory to the plaintiff in a matter which on its face would not otherwise be offensive. Under common law pleading: A discourse a conversation or conference. In actions of slander, it is generally true that an action does not lie for words, on account of, their being merely disgraceful to a person in his office, profession or trade; unless it be averred, that at the time of publishing the words, there was a colloquium concerning the office, profession or trade of the plaintiff. In its technical sense, the term colloquium signifies an averment in a declaration that there was a conversation or discourse on the part of the defendant, which connects the slander with the office, profession or trade of the plaintiff; and this colloquium must extend to the whole of the prefatory matter to render the words ...

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