pourparler

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French.

Noun[edit]

pourparler (plural pourparlers)

  1. A diplomatic consultation, preliminary to a treaty.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old French verb pourparler, meaning to "speak for".

Noun[edit]

pourparler m (plural pourparlers)

  1. (almost always in plural) parley



Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

pourparler

  1. to talk about; to discuss; to deliberate

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ols, *-olt are modified to ous, out. This verb has a stressed present stem pourparol distinct from the unstressed stem pourparl. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.