col·lo·qui·um /kə-'lō-kwē-əm/ n [Latin, talk, discussion, from colloqui to converse]: the part of a complaint for defamation in which the plaintiff avers that the defamatory remarks related to him or her

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

In an action for slander or libel, a declaration that words spoken or written by the defendant were about the plaintiff and intended by the defendant.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

n. In a case of libel or slander, the assertions or allegations in the plaintiff's pleading, or the evidence presented by the plaintiff at trial, showing that the alleged defamatory statement or writing by the defendant referred to the plaintiff.
See also inducement, innuendo.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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