pourparler

noun
pour·​par·​ler | \ ˌpu̇r-pär-ˈlā How to pronounce pourparler (audio) \

Definition of pourparler

: a discussion preliminary to negotiations

First Known Use of pourparler

1709, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pourparler

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

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“Pourparler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pourparler. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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