paltering

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paltering

  1. present participle of palter

NounEdit

paltering ‎(plural palterings)

  1. Prevarication; dishonest bargaining, haggling.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, I.40:
      After an houres debating and paltring both parties will goe from their words and oaths for the getting or saving of a shilling [].

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