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pourparler

[poor-par-ley; English poo r-pahr-ley] /pur parˈleɪ; English ˌpʊər pɑrˈleɪ/
noun, plural pourparlers
[poor-par-ley; English poo r-pahr-leyz] /pur parˈleɪ; English ˌpʊər pɑrˈleɪz/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
an informal preliminary conference.
Origin
literally, for talking
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pourparler

/purparle; English pʊəˈpɑːleɪ/
noun
1.
an informal or preliminary conference
Word Origin
literally: for speaking
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