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Meaning of PARLEY

Pronunciation:  'pârlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a negotiation between enemies
  2. [v]  discuss, as between enemies
 

PARLEY is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: dialogue, negociate, negotiation, palaver, talks

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Par"ley\, n.; pl. {Parleys}. [F. parler speech, talk,
    fr. parler to speak, LL. parabolare, fr. L. parabola a
    comparison, parable, in LL., a word. See {Parable}, and cf.
    {Parliament}, {Parlor}.]
    Mutual discourse or conversation; discussion; hence, an oral
    conference with an enemy, as with regard to a truce.
    
          We yield on parley, but are stormed in vain. --Dryden.
    
    {To beat a parley} (Mil.), to beat a drum, or sound a
       trumpet, as a signal for holding a conference with the
       enemy.
    
    
  2. \Par"ley\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Parleyed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Parleying}.]
    To speak with another; to confer on some point of mutual
    concern; to discuss orally; hence, specifically, to confer
    orally with an enemy; to treat with him by words, as on an
    exchange of prisoners, an armistice, or terms of peace.
    
          They are at hand, To parley or to fight; therefore
          prepare.                                 --Shak.
    
    
 
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