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.

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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

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

pourparler

  1. to talk about; to discuss; to deliberate

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb conjugates similarly to other verbs ending -er. However, in the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.