imparlance

[ im-pahr-luh ns ]
/ ɪmˈpɑr ləns /

noun Law.

an extension of time granted to one party in a lawsuit to plead or to settle the dispute amicably.
a request for, or the permission granting, such a continuance.

Nearby words

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

Origin of imparlance

1570–80; < Anglo-French *emparlaunce, equivalent to Middle French emparl(er) to imparl + -aunce -ance

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