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par·ley

 (pär′lē)
n. pl. par·leys
A discussion or conference, especially one between enemies over terms of truce or other matters.
intr.v. par·leyed, par·ley·ing, par·leys
To have a discussion, especially with an enemy.

[Middle English, from Old French parlee, from feminine past participle of parler, to talk, from Vulgar Latin *paraulāre, from Late Latin parabolāre, from parabola, discourse; see parable.]

parley

(ˈpɑːlɪ)
n
(Military) a discussion, esp between enemies under a truce to decide terms of surrender, etc
vb
1. (Military) (intr) to discuss, esp with an enemy under a truce
2. (Linguistics) (tr) to speak (a foreign language)
[C16: from French, from parler to talk, from Medieval Latin parabolāre, from Late Latin parabola speech, parable]
ˈparleyer n

par•ley

(ˈpɑr li)

n., pl. -leys, n.
1. discussion; conference.
2. a conference between enemies under a truce.
v.i.
3. to hold a parley.
[1400–50; late Middle English parlai < Middle French parlee, n. use of feminine of parle, past participle of parler to speak < Late Latin parabolāre; see parable]
par′ley•er, n.

parley


Past participle: parleyed
Gerund: parleying

Imperative
parley
parley
Present
I parley
you parley
he/she/it parleys
we parley
you parley
they parley
Preterite
I parleyed
you parleyed
he/she/it parleyed
we parleyed
you parleyed
they parleyed
Present Continuous
I am parleying
you are parleying
he/she/it is parleying
we are parleying
you are parleying
they are parleying
Present Perfect
I have parleyed
you have parleyed
he/she/it has parleyed
we have parleyed
you have parleyed
they have parleyed
Past Continuous
I was parleying
you were parleying
he/she/it was parleying
we were parleying
you were parleying
they were parleying
Past Perfect
I had parleyed
you had parleyed
he/she/it had parleyed
we had parleyed
you had parleyed
they had parleyed
Future
I will parley
you will parley
he/she/it will parley
we will parley
you will parley
they will parley
Future Perfect
I will have parleyed
you will have parleyed
he/she/it will have parleyed
we will have parleyed
you will have parleyed
they will have parleyed
Future Continuous
I will be parleying
you will be parleying
he/she/it will be parleying
we will be parleying
you will be parleying
they will be parleying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been parleying
you have been parleying
he/she/it has been parleying
we have been parleying
you have been parleying
they have been parleying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been parleying
you will have been parleying
he/she/it will have been parleying
we will have been parleying
you will have been parleying
they will have been parleying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been parleying
you had been parleying
he/she/it had been parleying
we had been parleying
you had been parleying
they had been parleying
Conditional
I would parley
you would parley
he/she/it would parley
we would parley
you would parley
they would parley
Past Conditional
I would have parleyed
you would have parleyed
he/she/it would have parleyed
we would have parleyed
you would have parleyed
they would have parleyed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parley - a negotiation between enemies
negotiation, talks, dialogue - a discussion intended to produce an agreement; "the buyout negotiation lasted several days"; "they disagreed but kept an open dialogue"; "talks between Israelis and Palestinians"
Verb1.parley - discuss, as between enemies
negociate - confer with another in order to come to terms or reach an agreement; "The parties negociated all night"
palaver - have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds

parley

(Old-fashioned)
noun
1. discussion, conference, meeting, talk(s), council, congress, dialogue, seminar, hui (N.Z.), palaver, powwow, colloquy, confab (informal) A treaty was reached by a 40-nation parley in Geneva.
verb
1. discuss, talk, speak, negotiate, deliberate, confer, palaver, powwow, confabulate Both sides indicated their readiness to parley.

parley

noun
1. The act or process of dealing with another to reach an agreement:
negotiation, talk (often used in plural).
2. An exchange of views in an attempt to reach a decision:
3. A meeting for the exchange of views:
Informal: powwow.
Slang: rap session.
verb
To meet and exchange views to reach a decision:
Informal: powwow.
Translations

parley

[ˈpɑːlɪ]
A. Nparlamento m
B. VIparlamentar (with con)

parley

nVerhandlungen pl
viverhandeln

parley

[ˈpɑːlɪ] (old)
1. ncolloquio
References in classic literature ?
The robbers, who soon found that their spies were in captivity, now made their appearance on horseback, and held a parley.
The parley continued; the Arickaras released one horse and then another, in earnest of their proposition; finding, however, that nothing short of the relinquishment of all their spoils would purchase the lives of the captives, they abandoned them to their fate, moving off with many parting words and lamentable howlings.
Thereupon I consulted with Alan, and the parley was agreed to and parole given upon either side; but this was not the whole of Mr.
There was an exchange of bugle blasts; then a parley from the walls, where men-at-arms, in hauberk and morion, marched back and forth with halberd at shoulder under flapping banners with the rude figure of a dragon displayed upon them; and then the great gates were flung open, the drawbridge was lowered, and the head of the cavalcade swept forward under the frowning arches; and we, following, soon found ourselves in a great paved court, with towers and turrets stretching up into the blue air on all the four sides; and all about us the dismount was going on, and much greeting and ceremony, and running to and fro, and a gay display of moving and intermingling colors, and an altogether pleasant stir and noise and confusion.
We came upon them, indeed, in the dark, so that they could not see our number; and I made the man they had left in the boat, who was now one of us, to call them by name, to try if I could bring them to a parley, and so perhaps might reduce them to terms; which fell out just as we desired: for indeed it was easy to think, as their condition then was, they would be very willing to capitulate.
Here ensued a parley, which, as I do not think myself obliged to relate it, I shall omit.
And without further parley the knight boldly strode past Tuck and his dog and entered the hermitage.
At sight of this, Pierre Dorion eagerly cried out to the party not to fire, as this movement was a peaceful signal, and an invitation to a parley.
There was a long parley during which I could see that I was often the subject of their discourse.
As to Count Tilly, who was as prudent as he was firm, he began to parley with the burghers, under the protection of the cocked pistols of his dragoons, explaining to the valiant townsmen, that his order from the States commanded him to guard the prison and its approaches with three companies.
We then called again to the foremost boat, and offered a truce, to parley again, and to know what her business was with us; but had no answer, only she crowded close under our stern.
Miloradovich, who said he did not want to know anything about the commissariat affairs of his detachment, and could never be found when he was wanted- that chevalier sans peur et sans reproche* as he styled himself- who was fond of parleys with the French, sent envoys demanding their surrender, wasted time, and did not do what he was ordered to do.