P a l

PAL

Police Athletic League.
Also, P.A.L.
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pal (pæl)
 
n
1.  a close friend; comrade
2.  an accomplice
 
vb , pals, palling, palled
3.  (intr; usually foll by with or about) to associate as friends
 
[C17: from English Gypsy: brother, ultimately from Sanskrit bhrātarbrother]

PAL (pæl)
 
n acronym for
phase alternation line: a colour-television broadcasting system used generally in Europe

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pal
1681, from Romany (English Gypsy) pal "brother, comrade," variant of continental Romany pral, plal, phral, probably from Skt. bhrata "brother" (see brother).
"Better late than never, Pal, is a saying applicable on the present occasion." [Lord Byron, 1807]
The verb is first recorded 1879.
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PAL
  1. phase alternation line

  2. Police Athletic League

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