[pahr-suh l] /ˈpɑr səl/
an object, article, container, or quantity of something wrapped or packed up; small package; bundle.
a quantity or unit of something, as of a commodity for sale; lot.
a group, collection, or assemblage of persons or things.
a distinct, continuous portion or tract of land.
a part, portion, or fragment.
verb (used with object), parceled, parceling or (especially British) parcelled, parcelling.
to divide into or distribute in parcels or portions (usually followed by out).
to make into a parcel or wrap as a parcel.
Nautical. to cover or wrap (a rope) with strips of canvas.
Archaic. in part; partially.
something wrapped up; package
a group of people or things having some common characteristic
a quantity of some commodity offered for sale; lot
a distinct portion of land
an essential part of something (esp in the phrase part and parcel)
verb (transitive) -cels, -celling, -celled (US) -cels, -celing, -celed
(often foll by up) to make a parcel of; wrap up
(often foll by out) to divide (up) into portions
(nautical) to bind strips of canvas around (a rope)
an archaic word for partly
late 14c., “a portion of something, a part” (sense preserved in phrase parcel of land, c.1400), from Old French parcele “small piece, particle, parcel,” from Vulgar Latin *particella, diminutive of Latin particula “small part, little bit,” itself a diminutive of pars (genitive partis) “part” (see part (n.)).
Meaning “package” is first recorded 1640s, earlier “a quantity of goods in a package” (mid-15c.), from late 14c. sense of “an amount or quantity of anything.” The expression part and parcel (early 15c.) also preserves the older sense; both words mean the same, the multiplicity is for emphasis.
“to divide into small portions,” early 15c. (with out), from parcel (n.). Related: Parceled; parcelled; parceling; parcelling.
In addition to the idiom beginning with parcel
noun 1. (in the U.S. Postal Service) nonpreferential mail consisting of packages and parcels, weighing one pound or more sent at fourth-class rates. Compare . 2. the branch of a postal service that processes and delivers parcels. 3. the service this branch renders.
noun, Nautical. 1. a tanker designed to carry an assortment of liquids, as chemicals, or different grades of a liquid, as petroleum, at one time.
[pahr-suh-ner-ee] /ˈpɑr səˌnɛr i/ noun, Law. 1. joint heirship or coheirship; the undivided holding of land by two or more coheirs. /ˈpɑːsɪnərɪ/ noun 1. joint heirship Also called coparcenary
[pahr-suh-ner] /ˈpɑr sə nər/ noun, Law. 1. a joint heir; coheir. /ˈpɑːsɪnə/ noun 1. a person who takes an equal share with another or others; coheir Also called coparcener