What does the word parley mean?

Usage examples for parley

  1. On May 24, the Regent, instead of attacking, halted at Auchterarder, fourteen miles away, and sent Argyll and Lord James to parley. – John Knox and the Reformation by Andrew Lang
  2. A moment's parley and they separated- Clutching Hand going back to Elaine, who was now under the influence of the second drug. – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  3. Another ten minutes' parley ensued; she had to see the manager, and was closeted with him in his office, so that by the time they emerged into the street again a full hour had gone by. – The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson