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causerie (noun) – 1. An informal discussion or chat, especially of an intellectual nature.
2. A short conversational piece of writing or criticism.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : In French the noun causerie means ?a chat; a talk (as at a conference).? As a literary style a causerie is a short, topical essay, personal and humorous (there is no one precise English translation for causerie). Causerie is a derivative of the verb causer ?to chat, talk, gossip.? The French verb comes from Latin caus?r? ?to plead a case, bring a (legal) action; to plead as an excuse or reason,? a derivative of the noun causa ?legal case or proceeding, trial.? Causerie entered English in the 19th century.