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communication

(Discourse), noun collocution, colloquy, communicatio, communiqué, conference, correspondence, dialogue, dissertation, exchange, intercommunication, intercourse, interlocution
Associated concepts: attorney and client communication, conditionally privileged communication, confidential communication, husband and wife communication, physician and patient communication, privileged communication, telegraph communication, telephonic communication, verral communication, written communication

communication

(Statement), noun announcement, annunciation, declaration, disclosure, dissemination, information, message, news, notification, report, revelation, utterance, writing
See also: admission, association, caveat, clue, comment, contact, conversation, correspondence, disclosure, dispatch, expression, information, intelligence, issuance, knowledge, language, mention, message, news, note, notice, notification, parley, publication, reference, report, tip, transmittal, warning

COMMUNICATION, contracts. Information; consultation; conference.
     2. In order to make a contract, it is essential there should be an agreement; a bare communication or conference will not, therefore, amount to a contract; nor can evidence of such communication be received in order to take from, contradict, or alter a written agreement. 1 Dall. 426; 4 Dall. 340; 3 Serg. & Rawle, 609. Vide Pour-parler; Wharton's Dig. Evid. R.

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This is the last communication, my dear Copperfield, you will ever receive
And the communication I have got to make is, that he has great expectations.
Tell our agents that we have a proposition on foot to connect the different cities for the purpose of personal communication, and in other ways to organize a GRAND TELEPHONIC SYSTEM.
Any comments I might have intended to make on my pupil's communication, were checked by the plashing of large rain-drops on our faces and on the path, and by the muttering of a distant but coming storm.
I will make the communication, sir, in your name (with your own qualifications), as your agent.
At least, monsieur, she is not reduced to place, as I have done, her hand upon the ornament of a glass to call you to her; at least you do not reply to her by the mysterious, alarming sound of a bell, the spring of which comes from I don't know where; at least you have not forbidden her to endeavor to discover the secret of these communications under pain of breaking off forever your connections with her, as you have forbidden all who have come here before me, and all who will come after me.
Once or twice lately I have had it reported to me that communications from the other side to Mr.
Oliver, quite elated and honoured by a sense of his importance, faithfully promised to be secret and explicit in his communications.
In order to do this he asked to speak in private with the king, saying that he had a most important communication to make.
This bridge, which is the first the Abyssins have seen on the Nile, very much facilitates a communication between the provinces, and encourages commerce among the inhabitants of his empire.
The relative situation of these States; the number of rivers with which they are intersected, and of bays that wash there shores; the facility of communication in every direction; the affinity of language and manners; the familiar habits of intercourse; -- all these are circumstances that would conspire to render an illicit trade between them a matter of little difficulty, and would insure frequent evasions of the commercial regulations of each other.
A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual.

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