Parleying
Parley Par"ley, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Parleyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Parleying}.] To speak with another; to confer on some point of mutual concern; to discuss orally; hence, specifically, to confer orally with an enemy; to treat with him by words, as on an exchange of prisoners, an armistice, or terms of peace. [1913 Webster]

They are at hand, To parley or to fight; therefore prepare. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • parleying — par·ley || pÉ‘rleɪ / pɑːlɪ n. discussion, conference; negotiation between enemies v. confer with one s adversaries, negotiate with one s enemies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • διερμηνεύσει — διερμήνευσις parleying fem nom/voc/acc dual (attic epic) διερμηνεύσεϊ , διερμήνευσις parleying fem dat sg (epic) διερμήνευσις parleying fem dat sg (attic ionic) διερμηνεύω interpret aor subj act 3rd sg (epic) διερμηνεύω interpret fut ind mid 2nd… …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • parley — [[t]pɑ͟ː(r)li[/t]] parleys, parleying, parleyed 1) N VAR A parley is a discussion between two opposing people or groups in which both sides try to come to an agreement. [OLD FASHIONED] 2) V RECIP When two opposing people or groups parley, they… …   English dictionary

  • διερμηνεύσεις — διερμήνευσις parleying fem nom/voc pl (attic epic) διερμήνευσις parleying fem nom/acc pl (attic) διερμηνεύω interpret aor subj act 2nd sg (epic) διερμηνεύω interpret fut ind act 2nd sg διερμηνεύω interpret aor subj act 2nd sg (epic) διερμηνεύω… …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • Long Parliament — Parliament Par lia*ment, n. [OE. parlement, F. parlement, fr. parler to speak; cf. LL. parlamentum, parliamentum. See {Parley}.] 1. A parleying; a discussion; a conference. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] But first they held their parliament. Rom. of R.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parley — Par ley, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Parleyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Parleying}.] To speak with another; to confer on some point of mutual concern; to discuss orally; hence, specifically, to confer orally with an enemy; to treat with him by words, as on an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parleyed — Parley Par ley, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Parleyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Parleying}.] To speak with another; to confer on some point of mutual concern; to discuss orally; hence, specifically, to confer orally with an enemy; to treat with him by words, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parliament — Par lia*ment, n. [OE. parlement, F. parlement, fr. parler to speak; cf. LL. parlamentum, parliamentum. See {Parley}.] 1. A parleying; a discussion; a conference. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] But first they held their parliament. Rom. of R. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parliament heel — Parliament Par lia*ment, n. [OE. parlement, F. parlement, fr. parler to speak; cf. LL. parlamentum, parliamentum. See {Parley}.] 1. A parleying; a discussion; a conference. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] But first they held their parliament. Rom. of R.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parliament hinge — Parliament Par lia*ment, n. [OE. parlement, F. parlement, fr. parler to speak; cf. LL. parlamentum, parliamentum. See {Parley}.] 1. A parleying; a discussion; a conference. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] But first they held their parliament. Rom. of R.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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