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PAL

1.
Police Athletic League.
Also, P.A.L.
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British Dictionary definitions for p.a.l

pal

/pæl/
noun
1.
a close friend; comrade
2.
an accomplice
verb pals, palling, palled
3.
(intransitive; usually foll by with or about) to associate as friends
See also pal up
Word Origin
C17: from English Gypsy: brother, ultimately from Sanskrit bhrātarbrother

PAL

/pæl/
noun acronym
1.
phase alternation line: a colour-television broadcasting system used generally in Europe
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Word Origin and History for p.a.l
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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Slang definitions & phrases for p.a.l

pal

noun

A friend, esp a very close male friend; boon companion; buddy: has many devoted friends, but he is nobody's ''pal'' (1681+)

verb

pal around (1899+)

[fr Romany phral, phal, ''brother, friend,'' ultimately fr Sanskrit bhratr, ''brother'']


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PAL

  1. phase alternation line
  2. Police Athletic League
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