Definition of Parlance

1. Noun. A manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language.

Exact synonyms: Idiom
Generic synonyms: Expression, Formulation
Derivative terms: Idiomatic, Idiomatical



Definition of Parlance

1. n. Conversation; discourse; talk; diction; phrase; as, in legal parlance; in common parlance.

Definition of Parlance

1. Noun. A certain way of speaking, of using words, especially when it comes to those with a particular job or interest. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic rare) Speech, discussion or debate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parlance

1. a manner of speaking [n -S]

Medical Definition of Parlance

1. Conversation; discourse; talk; diction; phrase; as, in legal parlance; in common parlance. "A hate of gossip parlance and of sway." (Tennyson) Origin: OF, fr. F. Parler to speak. See Parley. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parlance

parkless
parklet
parklets
parklike
parkly
parkour
parkoured
parkouring
parkours
parks
parkside
parkward
parkway
parkways
parky
parlance (current term)
parlances
parlando
parlante
parlay
parlayed
parlaying
parlays
parle
parled
parles
parley
parleyed
parleyer
parleyers

Literary usage of Parlance

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1. The Teaching of Mathematics in the Elementary and the Secondary School by Jacob William Albert Young (1906)
"THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS use of the term " limit " in common parlance. ... If I stand directly mon parlance. soutn of a solid stone wall, ..."

2. A Treatise on Pleading, and Parties to Actions, with Second and Third by Joseph Chitty, Henry Greening, John A. Dunlap, Edward Duncan Ingraham, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1872)
"And the said defendant (or if misnomer oc pleaded, say, " and Special ¡m- AB ) CD who is sued bi/ the name of ED") in his proper person, parlance ..."

3. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Crease—contd, 1851 In hunters' parlance, I had only " creased " the stag.— John S. Springer, ' Forest Life,' p. 127 (NY). Creek. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In rabbinical parlance, Midrash has the abstract and general sense of study, exposition of Scripture, while Mid- rashim are primarily the free and ..."

5. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"In common parlance, the word "willful" is used In the sense of designed or Intentional. An Intentional failure to perform a stat- ..."

6. Things Chinese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1893)
"The Quakers would not be a singular people in China as far as their nomenclature of time was concerned; for instead {in common parlance) of the months ..."

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