Pal"ter (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Paltered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Paltering.] [See Paltry.]


To haggle.




To act in insincere or deceitful manner; to play false; to equivocate; to shift; to dodge; to trifle.

Romans, that have spoke the word, And will not palter. Shak.

Who never sold the truth to serve the hour, Nor paltered with eternal God for power. Tennyson.


To babble; to chatter.



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Pal"ter, v. t.

To trifle with; to waste; to squander in paltry ways or on worthless things.

[Obs.] "Palter out your time in the penal statutes."

Beau. & Fl.


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