parol evidence rule

Definition

Oral evidence, rather than evidence contained in documents. The parol evidence rule states that when parties put their agreements in writing, all previous oral agreements merge into the written agreement.

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The parol evidence rule was a rule that relied on oral evidence, which I did not take that seriously at all.

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The parol evidence rule was mentioned as much of the negations did not have a paper trail because it was a handshake deal.

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We had finally hashed out some details of the agreement according to the parol evidence rule, and the end result was a splendid document.

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