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Definition of Parlours
parlourParlor Par"lor, n. [OE. parlour, parlur, F. parloir, LL.
parlatorium. See Parley.] [Written also parlour.]
A room for business or social conversation, for the reception
of guests, etc. Specifically:
(a) The apartment in a monastery or nunnery where the inmates
are permitted to meet and converse with each other, or
with visitors and friends from without. --Piers Plowman.
(b) In large private houses, a sitting room for the family
and for familiar guests, -- a room for less formal uses
than the drawing-room. Esp., in modern times, the dining
room of a house having few apartments, as a London house,
where the dining parlor is usually on the ground floor.
(c) Commonly, in the United States, a drawing-room, or the
room where visitors are received and entertained.
Note: ``In England people who have a drawing-room no longer
call it a parlor, as they called it of old and till
recently.' --Fitzed. Hall.
Parlor car. See Palace car, under Car.
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