im·​par·​lance | \ -lən(t)s \

Definition of imparlance

1 obsolete : mutual discourse : conference, discussion
2a : time formerly given to a party before pleading in a lawsuit for making an amicable settlement
b : the delay or continuance of a suit
c : a petition or leave for such a delay

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History and Etymology for imparlance

Anglo-French emparlance, from Middle French emparler + -ance

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“Imparlance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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