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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. [1913 Webster] 2. To act in insincere or deceitful manner; to play false; to equivocate; to shift; to dodge; to trifle. [1913 Webster] Romans, that have spoke the word, And will not palter. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Who never sold the truth to serve the hour, Nor paltered with eternal God for power. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 3. To babble; to chatter. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]