The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Palter \Pal"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Paltered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Paltering.] [See Paltry.]
1. To haggle. [Obs.] --Cotgrave.
2. 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.
3. To babble; to chatter. [Obs.]