Word Originnoun Middle English: from Old French pal, from Latin palusnounjump to other results
BrE BrE//peɪl//; NAmE NAmE//peɪl//
considered by most people to be unacceptable or unreasonable His remarks were clearly beyond the pale. She has put herself beyond the pale (= behaved in a way that is unacceptable).
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