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definition of the word purparty

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From Old French pourpartie, from pour (for) and partie (a part). Compare Old French purpart (a respective part).



purparty (plural purparties)

  1. (law) A share, part, or portion of an estate allotted to a coparcener.
    • 1793 October 6, Horace Walpole, letter to “the Miss Berrys” (sisters Mary and Agnes Berry),[1]
      I am forced to eat all the game of your purparties, as well as my own thirds.

purparty” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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