parol

[puh-rohl, par-uhl] Law.
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:
1470–80; earlier parole < Anglo-French, Old French < Vulgar Latin *paraula, syncopated variant of *paravola; Latin parabola parable; cf. parley

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parol (ˈpærəl, pəˈrəʊl)
 
n
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)
 
adj
3.  a.  (of a contract, lease, etc) made orally or in writing but not under seal
 b.  expressed or given by word of mouth: parol evidence
 
[C15: from Old French parole speech; see parole]

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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.
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