parley definition

  • noun:
    • A discussion or summit, particularly one between enemies over terms of truce or any other matters.
    • A conference, specifically one between enemies.
    • shared discourse or discussion; conversation; hence, an oral seminar with an enemy, just like regard to a truce.
    • Discourse or conversation; discussion; a conference; specifically, a short meeting with an enemy as under a flag of truce; an informal healing between two hostile events before or in this course of a contest. Cf. barley.
    • identical to parliament, 7.
    • The act of leaving as a stake the income staked on a previous wager, along with that claimed because of it. See paroli.
    • a negotiation between opponents
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to possess a discussion, specially with an enemy.
    • To talk to another; to confer on some point of shared concern; to talk about by mouth; ergo, particularly, to confer orally with an enemy; to treat with him by words, as on an exchange of prisoners, an armistice, or regards to peace.
  • verb:
    • To have a discussion, specially one between opponents.
    • discuss, as between opponents
  • others:
    • To talk; discourse; confer on some point of shared issue; specially, to confer with an enemy, as on an exchange of prisoners, or in the cessation of hostilities.
    • To argue.
    • To utter; speak.
    • in america, in faro and similar games, as well as in horse-racing, to stake (one's cash, together with that obtained by it on another bet): as, to parley an individual's wager. See paroli.

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