Parol meaning

pə-rōl, părəl
Oral as opposed to written communication.

A conveyance of land by parol.

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Expressed or evidenced by an oral statement as opposed to a written document.
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Spoken evidence given in court by a witness.
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Oral or verbal.
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Parol, or extrinsic evidence should only be used where it may clarify ambiguous terms of a contract.

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(law) Oral declaration; word of mouth.
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(law) A writing not under seal.

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An ornamental star-like Christmas lantern from the Philippines.
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Origin of parol

  • Middle English parole from Anglo-Norman from Vulgar Latin paraula parole

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • from Middle French parole, from Latin parabola, from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolÄ“)

    From Wiktionary

  • From Tagalog parol, from Spanish farol (“lantern")

    From Wiktionary