(Im*parl") v. i. [OF. emparler; pref. em- (L. in) + parler to speak. See In, prep., and Parley.]
1. To hold discourse; to parley. [Obs.] Sir. T. North.
2. (Law) To have time before pleading; to have delay for mutual adjustment. Blackstone.
(Im*par"lance) n. [Cf. Emparlance, Parlance.] [Written also inparliance.]
1. Mutual discourse; conference. [Obs.]
2. (Law) (a) 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. (b) Hence,
the delay or continuance of a suit.
Imparlance and continuance by imparlance have been abolished in England. Wharton
(Im*par`son*ee") a. [OF. empersone. See 1st In-, and Parson.] (Eng. Eccl. Law) Presented,
instituted, and inducted into a rectory, and in full possession. n. A clergyman so inducted.
(Im*part") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imparted; p. pr. & vb. n. Imparting.] [OF. impartir, empartir, L.
impartire, impertire; pref. im- in + partire to part, divide, fr. pars, partis, part, share. See Part, n. ]
1. To bestow a share or portion of; to give, grant, or communicate; to allow another to partake in; as, to
impart food to the poor; the sun imparts warmth.
Well may he then to you his cares impart.Dryden.
2. To obtain a share of; to partake of. [R.] Munday.
3. To communicate the knowledge of; to make known; to show by words or tokens; to tell; to disclose.
When I did first impart my love to you.
Syn. To share; yield; confer; convey; grant; give; reveal; disclose; discover; divulge. See Communicate.
(Im*part") v. i.
1. To give a part or share.
He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none.Luke iii. 11.
2. To hold a conference or consultation. Blackstone.
(Im*part"ance) n. Impartation.
(Im`par*ta"tion) n. The act of imparting, or the thing imparted.
The necessity of this impartation.I. Taylor.
(Im*part"er) n. One who imparts.