imparl

[ im-pahrl ]
/ ɪmˈpɑrl /

verb (used without object) Law.

to confer with the opposing party in a lawsuit with a view to settling the dispute amicably, out of court.

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Origin of imparl

1425–75; late Middle English emparlen<Middle French emparler, equivalent to em-em-1 + parler to speak; see parliament
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