pourparler

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noun pour·par·ler \ˌpu̇r-pär-ˈlā\

Definition of pourparler

  1. :  a discussion preliminary to negotiations

Origin and Etymology of pourparler

French, from Medieval French, from pourparler to discuss, from Old French, from pour for, before + parler to speak — more at purchase, parley


First Known Use: 1709

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