[im-pahr-luh ns]
noun Law.
  1. an extension of time granted to one party in a lawsuit to plead or to settle the dispute amicably.
  2. a request for, or the permission granting, such a continuance.

Origin of imparlance

1570–80; < Anglo-French *emparlaunce, equivalent to Middle French emparl(er) to imparl + -aunce -ance Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018