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imparl

[im-pahrl] /ɪmˈpɑrl/
verb (used without object), Law.
1.
to confer with the opposing party in a lawsuit with a view to settling the dispute amicably, out of court.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English emparlen < Middle French emparler, equivalent to em- em-1 + parler to speak; see parliament
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