Definition of parley noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɑːli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrli//
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(old-fashioned) a discussion between enemies or people who disagree, in order to try and find a way of solving a problem Word Originlate Middle English (denoting speech or debate): perhaps from Old French parlee ‘spoken’, feminine past participle of the verb parler.
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