Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mutual discourse; conference; parley.
- n. In law:
- n. 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. 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.
- n. obsolete mutual discourse; conference
- n. law, obsolete 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, but also used to obtain further time to plead or answer allegations.
- n. obsolete, by extension The delay or continuance of a suit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Mutual discourse; conference.
- n. 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.
- n. Hence, the delay or continuance of a suit.
- Compare emparlance, parlance. (Wiktionary)
“A man has no power to adjourn the day of his death, nor can he by prayers or bribes obtain a reprieve; no bail will be taken, no essoine [excuse], protection, or imparlance [conference], allowed.”
“Seldom, he believed, had any aitemtion of such imparlance as that proposed by the right honourable gen - tleman taken place without a previous eKapinfttipa before”
“Whether you will frmnt an imparlance now or no, yet 1 hope, however, you will think fit to give my lords the bishops time to plead.”
“England; and in the Court of Exchequer, in Scotland, for offences committed there, by adlion of debt, bill, plaint or information, in which no effoin, privilege, wager of law, nor more than one imparlance fliall be allowed.”
“The like to the chief juftice of the king's bench, to certify the bill and imparlance into the exchequer-cham - ber.”
“Imparlance in the king's bench, 469, lir. pn.rlr.i-.ee and further imparlance to a declaration in an inferior court, 354”
“Where an attorney was plaintiff, the court refufed to grant an imparlance, 107”
“That no person prosecuted under this Act shall be allowed any right or privilege to traverse or imparlance, or postponement of trial, at the first term of the Court in which he shall be indicted, unless an affidavit of the necessary absence of a material and necessary witness; and no technical or formal exception to any process, indictment, or other pleading, shall avail the defendant, but each case shall be tried and adjudged according to the merits, without any regard to form.”
“They (* an givene instance of it, and all they say is, it is a nega - tive, that this is not the course of the court, but the imparlance that they beg is in the affir - mative, surely that they can find proof of it, if it he so.”
“Atateroen:; plea, coverture; efloppe) by imparlance; judgment of reffemduie”
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