Etymology
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parlance (n.)

1570s, "speaking, speech," especially in debate; 1787 as "way of speaking, manner of expression," from Anglo-French (c. 1300) and Old French parlance, from Old French parlaunce, from parler "to speak" (see parley). In common parlance means "in ordinary language."

updated on January 20, 2020

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Definitions of parlance from WordNet

parlance (n.)
a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language;
Synonyms: idiom
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