From Anglo-Normanparlance, parlaunce, from parler (“to talk") + -ance.
Middle French from Old French fromparlerto speakparley
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Parlance Sentence Examples
In common parlance, it may be described as a species of wild dog with close affinity to the bear.
Since the passing of the Light Railways Act of 1896, which did not apply to Ireland, it is possible to give a formal definition by saying that a light railway is one constructed under the provisions of that act; but it must be noted that the commissioners appointed under that act have authorized many lines which in their physical characteristics are indistinguishable from street tramways constructed under the Tramways Act, and to these the term light railways would certainly not be applied in ordinary parlance.
The slopes of the plateau, which receive a better rainfall, are more heavily forested, some districts being covered with deciduous trees, forming catingas in local parlance.
But as the most dreaded of these Celtic tribes came down from the shores of the Baltic and Northern Ocean, the ancients applied the name Celt to those peoples who are spoken of as Teutonic in modern parlance.
It must be pointed out that in common parlance this distinction does not find its ready expression.