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Definition of palaver:

  1. In Africa, a parley with the natives; a talk; hence, a public conference and deliberation; a debate.
  2. Talk; conversation; esp., idle or beguiling talk; talk intended to deceive; flattery.
  3. To make palaver with, or to; to used palaver; to talk idly or deceitfully; to employ flattery; to cajole; as, to palaver artfully.


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