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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: parler; PARLEY

parlance

noun
     
par‧lance
1

in medical/advertising etc parlance

expressed in the words that a particular group of people would use:
In military parlance this is known as a fast retreat.
2

in common parlance

expressed in the words that most people use:
These schemes are known in common parlance as 'private pensions'.

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