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parley (noun) discussion between parties to a dispute for a settlement.

When people or countries hold parleys they hold discussions to reach an agreement on their differences. The negotiations that take place among warring nations for reaching a settlement to their quarrels are parleys. Settling across the table through a parley is settling differences by discussion.

  • Neither party wants the court case to go on, on their dispute. They are eager for holding a parley and settle the matter by discussion.
  • The UN resolution urged upon the two warring nations to have a cease-fire and hold parleys, so that their differences could be resolved peacefully.
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