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.

Nearby words

  1. imparadise,
  2. imparipinnate,
  3. imparisyllabic,
  4. imparity,
  5. impark,
  6. imparlance,
  7. impart,
  8. impartial,
  9. impartiality,
  10. impartible

Origin of imparl

1425–75; late Middle English emparlen < Middle French emparler, equivalent to em- em-1 + parler to speak; see parliament Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019