noun par·lance \ˈpär-lən(t)s\

: language used by a particular group of people

Full Definition of PARLANCE

:  speech; especially :  formal debate or parley
:  manner or mode of speech :  idiom

Origin of PARLANCE

Middle French, from Old French, from parler
First Known Use: 1577

Other Language Terms

cognate, collocation, homonym


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