par-lance

parlance

[pahr-luhns]
noun
1.
a way or manner of speaking; vernacular; idiom: legal parlance.
2.
speech, especially a formal discussion or debate.
3.
talk; parley.

Origin:
1570–80; < Anglo-French; see parle, -ance

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parlance (ˈpɑːləns)
 
n
1.  a particular manner of speaking, esp when specialized; idiom: political parlance
2.  archaic any discussion, such as a debate
 
[C16: from Old French, from parler to talk, via Medieval Latin from Late Latin parabola speech, parable; compare parley]

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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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