imparlance

[ im-pahr-luhns ]
/ 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.

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Origin of imparlance

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