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parlance (s) (noun), parlances (pl)
1. A style of speaking or using words which are used by people in a particular context, interest, or profession: There are all kinds of legal parlances, medical parlances, professional parlances, etc. that are specialized terms for expressing certain specialized occupations.

In military parlance, "bug out" refers to "retreat".

2. A special conversation or discussion: The two warring countries had a parlance in an effort to work out an agreement for ending the conflicts that were destroying so many people and their countries.
3. Etymology: from Old French parler, "to speak"; from Latin parabola, "comparison"; in Late Latin, "speech".
Speaking in a special way.
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A particular style of speaking or words that are used by people in a particular profession; a special conversation or discussion between people. (1)