generally the goings out and in of social intercourse ( Ephesians 2:3 ; 4:22 ; RSV, "manner of life"); one's deportment or course of life. This word is never used in Scripture in the sense of verbal communication from one to another ( Psalms 50:23 ; Hebrews 13:5 ). In Phil 1:27 and 3:20 , a different Greek word is used. It there means one's relations to a community as a citizen, i.e., citizenship.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Conversation". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".