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parol

[puh-rohl, par-uh l] /pəˈroʊl, ˈpær əl/
noun
1.
something stated or declared.
2.
by parol, by word of mouth; orally.
adjective
3.
given by word of mouth; oral; not contained in documents:
parol evidence.
Origin
1470-1480
1470-80; earlier parole < Anglo-French, Old French < Vulgar Latin *paraula, syncopated variant of *paravola; Latin parabola parable; cf. parley
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Examples for parol
  • There is parol evidence which, if believed, could be found to rebut the presumption.
  • The parol evidence rule is a substantive rule of law.
  • Final written expression: parol or extrinsic evidence.
British Dictionary definitions for parol

parol

/ˈpærəl; pəˈrəʊl/
noun
1.
(formerly) the pleadings in an action when presented by word of mouth
2.
an oral statement; word of mouth (now only in the phrase by parol)
adjective
3.
  1. (of a contract, lease, etc) made orally or in writing but not under seal
  2. expressed or given by word of mouth parol evidence
Word Origin
C15: from Old French parole speech; see parole
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Word Origin and History for parol
n.

"oral statement," late 15c., from Anglo-French (14c.), from Old French parole "word, speech, argument" (see parole (n.)).

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