What does the word palter mean?

Usage examples for palter

  1. Better, therefore, in the opinion of the honest and intrepid statesmen of England, to throw down the gauntlet at once in the cause of the oppressed than to shuffle and palter until the dreaded rival should cross the frontier. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  2. " Tell me the truth and don't palter with me," he thundered in his harsh, raucous tones. – The Intriguers by William Le Queux