Examples from the Web for parol
The rule was laid down, "by parol the party is not obliged."The Common Law|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
If, however, a legatee be described by initials of his name only, parol evidence may be given to prove his identity.
In Maryland, the strict rules of construction prevail, and no parol evidence is admitted except as in England.
The submission may be effected sometimes by parol, sometimes by written instrument, sometimes by deed or deed poll.
Simple, or parol contracts, are those not embraced in the three previous classifications which constitute the formal contracts.Commercial Law|Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
British Dictionary definitions for parol
- (of a contract, lease, etc) made orally or in writing but not under seal
- expressed or given by word of mouthparol evidence
Word Origin for parol
Word Origin and History for parol
"oral statement," late 15c., from Anglo-French (14c.), from Old French parole "word, speech, argument" (see parole (n.)).