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parol

[ puh-rohl, par-uhl ]

noun

  1. something stated or declared.
  2. by parol, by word of mouth; orally.


adjective

  1. given by word of mouth; oral; not contained in documents:

    parol evidence.

parol

/ ˈpærəl; pəˈrəʊl /

noun

  1. (formerly) the pleadings in an action when presented by word of mouth
  2. an oral statement; word of mouth (now only in the phrase by parol )


adjective

    1. (of a contract, lease, etc) made orally or in writing but not under seal
    2. expressed or given by word of mouth

      parol evidence

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Word History and Origins

Origin of parol1

First recorded in 1470–80; earlier parole, Anglo-French, Old French, from unattested Vulgar Latin paraula, syncopated variant of unattested paravola, from Latin parabola parable; parley
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Word History and Origins

Origin of parol1

C15: from Old French parole speech; see parole
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Example Sentences

Both kinds of sales may be by deed or sealed contract as well as by parol or orally.

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.

At common law a lease for a term of years (other than a lease by a corporation) might be made by parol.

The moment it gets into a letter, that moment the parol statement ends.

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