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parlance

[pahr-luh ns] /ˈpɑr ləns/
noun
1.
a way or manner of speaking; vernacular; idiom:
legal parlance.
2.
speech, especially a formal discussion or debate.
3.
talk; parley.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Anglo-French; see parle, -ance
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British Dictionary definitions for par-lance

parlance

/ˈpɑːləns/
noun
1.
a particular manner of speaking, esp when specialized; idiom political parlance
2.
(archaic) any discussion, such as a debate
Word Origin
C16: from Old French, from parler to talk, via Medieval Latin from Late Latin parabola speech, parable; compare parley
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Word Origin and History for par-lance
parlance
1579, way of speaking, from Anglo-Fr. (c.1300) and O.Fr. parlance, from O.Fr. parlaunce, from parler "to speak" (see parley).
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