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parley

[pahr-lee] /ˈpɑr li/
noun, plural parleys.
1.
a discussion or conference.
2.
an informal conference between enemies under a truce, especially to discuss terms, conditions of surrender, etc.
verb (used without object), parleyed, parleying.
3.
to hold an informal conference with an enemy under a truce, as between active hostilities.
4.
to speak, talk, or confer.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English parlai < Middle French parlee, noun use of feminine of parle, past participle of parler to parle
Related forms
parleyer, noun
Synonyms
1. talk, conversation. 4. discuss, converse.

Parley

[pahr-lee] /ˈpɑr li/
noun
1.
Peter, pen name of Samuel Griswold Goodrich.
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British Dictionary definitions for parley

parley

/ˈpɑːlɪ/
noun
1.
a discussion, esp between enemies under a truce to decide terms of surrender, etc
verb
2.
(intransitive) to discuss, esp with an enemy under a truce
3.
(transitive) to speak (a foreign language)
Derived Forms
parleyer, noun
Word Origin
C16: from French, from parler to talk, from Medieval Latin parabolāre, from Late Latin parabola speech, parable
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Word Origin and History for parley
parley
"conference," especially with an enemy, 1449, from M.Fr. parlée, from fem. pp. of O.Fr. parler "to speak," from L.L. parabolare "to speak (in parables)," from parabola "speech, discourse," from L. parabola "comparison" (see parable). The verb is 14c., probably a separate borrowing of O.Fr. parler.
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