American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An oral statement or utterance: by parol.
- adj. Expressed or evidenced by word of mouth; not written.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See parole.
- adj. Word-of-mouth.
- adj. law Verbal, oral, informal
- n. An ornamental star-like Christmas lantern from the Philippines.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A word; an oral utterance.
- n. (Law) Oral declaration; word of mouth; also, a writing not under seal.
- adj. Given or done by word of mouth; oral; also, given by a writing not under seal.
- from Middle French parole, from Latin parabola, from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolē) (Wiktionary)
- Middle English parole, from Anglo-Norman, from Vulgar Latin *paraula; see parole. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“For example, a rule, which came to be called the parol-evidence rule, shut off any evidence that might contradict the terms of a written document at any rate, a final document, as opposed to a draft or a preliminary version.”
“Claims for fraudulent inducement typically face a significant legal hurdle known as the parol evidence rule, which prohibits parties from introducing evidence of oral statements to vary the terms of a written contract.”
“But you also have something called the parol evidence rule which works in some circumstances, but not likely here.”
“And then there was "parol" evidence, and plenty of it; witnesses who remembered everything about it, -- namely, Manuel, Miguel, and the all-recollecting De Haro; here were details, poetical and suggestive; and Dame-Quicklyish, as when his late”
“Greenpeace lights up first-solar powered 'parol' at Senate”
“As to who is actually in California prisons, the majority (slightly more than half) of the population are incarcerated for committing violent crimes against the person; the remainder of “non-violent” crimes mostly consists of crimes that most of us probably consider prison-appropriate — burglary, arson, previously convicted felons who are in possession of a weapon despite a parol condition.”
“The main responsible person got away with 1 year parol, his full pension and broad public support.”
“We used to have border parol before Bush and we only had a few Hispanics.”
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