• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Imparlance (Law) Hence, the delay or continuance of a suit.
    • Imparlance Mutual discourse; conference.
    • Imparlance (Law) Time given to a party to talk or converse with his opponent, originally with the object of effecting, if possible, an amicable adjustment of the suit. The actual object, however, has long been merely to obtain further time to plead, or answer to the allegations of the opposite party.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n imparlance Mutual discourse; conference; parley.
    • n imparlance In law:
    • n imparlance In the old common law, leave to delay putting in a plea to the declaration, or other responsive pleading, until a future day; an extension of time to plead, founded on the representation or fiction that the applicant desired time to negotiate for a compromise.
    • n imparlance The continuance of a cause till another day, or from day to day; extension of time to put in a response to the adversary's claim or defense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Imparlance im-pärl′ans (Spens.) parley
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Emparlance Parlance
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. emparlanceemparler, to talk.


In literature:

To both the indictment and information the defendant imparled under an order to plead within the first eight days of Easter term.
"The Battle of The Press" by Theophila Carlile Campbell
Imparlance granted till 26th Nov., when the parties were not agreed.
"The Paston Letters, Volume III (of 6)"