imparlance

imparlance

[im-pahr-luhns]
noun Law.
1.
an extension of time granted to one party in a lawsuit to plead or to settle the dispute amicably.
2.
a request for, or the permission granting, such a continuance.

Origin:
1570–80; < Anglo-French *emparlaunce, equivalent to Middle French emparl(er) to imparl + -aunce -ance

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