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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 par·ley /ˈpɑrli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·ley n.; pl. Parleys   Mutual discourse or conversation; discussion; hence, an oral conference with an enemy, as with regard to a truce.
    We yield on parley, but are stormed in vain.   --Dryden.
 To beat a parley Mil., to beat a drum, or sound a trumpet, as a signal for holding a conference with the enemy.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·ley, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Parleyed p. pr. & vb. n. Parleying.] To speak with another; to confer on some point of mutual concern; to discuss orally; hence, specifically, to confer orally with an enemy; to treat with him by words, as on an exchange of prisoners, an armistice, or terms of peace.
 They are at hand,
 To parley or to fight; therefore prepare.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a negotiation between enemies
      v : discuss, as between enemies