inparliance
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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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