Imparlance
Imparlance Im*par"lance, n. [Cf. {Emparlance}, {Parlance}.] [Written also {inparliance}.] 1. Mutual discourse; conference. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) (a) Time given to a party to talk or converse with his opponent, originally with the object of effecting, if possible, an amicable adjustment of the suit. The actual object, however, has long been merely to obtain further time to plead, or answer to the allegations of the opposite party. (b) Hence, the delay or continuance of a suit. [1913 Webster]

Note: Imparlance and continuance by imparlance have been abolished in England. --Wharton (Law Dict. ). [1913 Webster]


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  • Imparlance — (engl., spr. Imparläns), in der englischen Rechtssprache die Erlaubniß zum gütlichen Vergleich während eines Aufschubs …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Imparlance — (–länß), im engl. Rechtsgebrauche die Erlaubniß zu einem Vergleich während eines Aufschubs …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • imparlance — /amparlan(t)s/ In early practice, imparlance meant time given to either of the parties to an action to answer the pleading of the other. It thus amounted to a continuance of the action to a further day. Literally the term signified leave given to …   Black's law dictionary

  • imparlance — /amparlan(t)s/ In early practice, imparlance meant time given to either of the parties to an action to answer the pleading of the other. It thus amounted to a continuance of the action to a further day. Literally the term signified leave given to …   Black's law dictionary

  • imparlance — /im pahr leuhns/, n. Law. 1. an extension of time granted to one party in a lawsuit to plead or to settle the dispute amicably. 2. a request for, or the permission granting, such a continuance. [1570 80; < AF *emparlaunce, equiv. to MF emparl(er) …   Universalium

  • imparlance — n. (Law) extension of time given to one party in a lawsuit for the purpose of reaching an amicable settlement, continuance; request for an extension of time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • imparlance — im·par·lance …   English syllables

  • imparlance — A discussion between the parties to a pending action in an effort to effect an amicable settlement of the controversy. See 3 Bl Comm 299 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • imparlance — lən(t)s noun Etymology: Anglo French emparlance, from Middle French emparler + ance 1. obsolete : mutual discourse : conference, discussion 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • general imparlance — See imparlance …   Black's law dictionary

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