pourparler

pourparler

[poor-par-ley; English poor-pahr-ley]
noun, plural pourparlers [poor-par-ley; English poor-pahr-leyz] . French.
an informal preliminary conference.

Origin:
literally, for talking

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pourparler (purparle, English pʊəˈpɑːleɪ)
 
n
an informal or preliminary conference
 
[literally: for speaking]

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