Parley

Definition of Parley

Par´ley
n.1.Mutual discourse or conversation; discussion; hence, an oral conference with an enemy, as with regard to a truce.
We yield on parley, but are stormed in vain.
- Dryden.
To beat a parley
(Mil.) to beat a drum, or sound a trumpet, as a signal for holding a conference with the enemy.
v. i.1.To speak with another; to confer on some point of mutual concern; to discuss orally; hence, specifically, to confer orally with an enemy; to treat with him by words, as on an exchange of prisoners, an armistice, or terms of peace.
[imp. & p. p. Parleyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Parleying.]
They are at hand,
To parley or to fight; therefore prepare.
- Shak.

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