Definition of Parley

1. Noun. A negotiation between enemies.

Generic synonyms: Dialogue, Negotiation, Talks

2. Verb. Discuss, as between enemies. "Sam wants to parley with Sue "
Generic synonyms: Negociate
Specialized synonyms: Palaver

Definition of Parley

1. n. Mutual discourse or conversation; discussion; hence, an oral conference with an enemy, as with regard to a truce.

2. v. i. 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.

Definition of Parley

1. Noun. A conference, especially one between enemies. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To have a discussion, especially one between enemies. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parley

1. to discuss terms with an enemy [v -LEYED, -LEYING, -LEYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parley

parkward
parkway
parkways
parky
parlance
parlances
parlando
parlante
parlay
parlayed
parlaying
parlays
parle
parled
parles
parley (current term)
parleyed
parleyer
parleyers
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parleys
parleyvoo
parleyvooed
parleyvooing
parleyvoos
parlez vous
parlez voused
parlez vouses
parlez vousing
parliament

Literary usage of Parley

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1. Recollections of a Lifetime: Or Men and Things I Have Seen ; in a Series of by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1857)
"It is, I believe, universally admitted that the works published by him, were the first that introduced the name of Peter parley to the public there, ..."

2. History of Utah: Comprising Preliminary Chapters on the Previous History of by Orson Ferguson Whitney (1892)
"It also commissioned parley P. Pratt to raise a company of fifty men, ... Rufus Allen, * parley had previously explored the canyon now called by his name; ..."

3. The Rocky Mountain Saints: A Full and Complete History of the Mormons, from by Thomas B. H. Stenhouse (1873)
"parley P. Pratt, and Orson Pratt Converted—Missionary Enterprise ... About the beginning of August, the attention of parley P. Pratt was drawn to the ..."

4. The History of Ireland by Thomas Moore (1840)
"At length, driven to extremity, the hardy chief declared himself willing to enter into articles of submission; and a parley was held, on the borders of the ..."

5. History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of the Ancient by William Hickling Prescott (1876)
"An occasion for such a parley presented itself when his forces were one day confronted with those of the enemy, with a broken bridge interposed between them ..."

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