parceling

[pahr-suh-ling]
noun
1.
the act of separating or dividing into parts and distributing; allotting or apportioning.
2.
Nautical. strips of canvas, usually coated with tar, for wrapping around a rope to protect it.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see parcel, -ing1

unparceling, adjective
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parcel

[pahr-suhl]
noun
1.
an object, article, container, or quantity of something wrapped or packed up; small package; bundle.
2.
a quantity or unit of something, as of a commodity for sale; lot.
3.
a group, collection, or assemblage of persons or things.
4.
a distinct, continuous portion or tract of land.
5.
a part, portion, or fragment.
verb (used with object), parceled, parceling or (especially British) parcelled, parcelling.
6.
to divide into or distribute in parcels or portions (usually followed by out ).
7.
to make into a parcel or wrap as a parcel.
8.
Nautical. to cover or wrap (a rope) with strips of canvas.
adverb
9.
Archaic. in part; partially.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French parcelle < Late Latin *particella, fresh formation for Latin particula; see particle, passel

unparceled, adjective
unparcelled, adjective
unparcelling, adjective


1. See package. 3. batch, assortment. 6. mete, apportion, deal, allot.
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parcel (ˈpɑːsəl)
 
n
1.  something wrapped up; package
2.  a group of people or things having some common characteristic
3.  a quantity of some commodity offered for sale; lot
4.  a distinct portion of land
5.  an essential part of something (esp in the phrase part and parcel)
 
vb , -cels, -celling, -celled, -cels, -celing, -celed
6.  (often foll by up) to make a parcel of; wrap up
7.  (often foll by out) to divide (up) into portions
8.  nautical to bind strips of canvas around (a rope)
 
adv
9.  an archaic word for partly
 
[C14: from Old French parcelle, from Latin particulaparticle]

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parcel
c.1300, "part" (sense preserved in phrase parcel of land), from O.Fr. parcelle "small piece, particle, parcel," from V.L. *particella, dim. of L. particula, dim. of pars (gen. partis) "part" (see part). Meaning "package" is first recorded c.1645. The verb meaning "to divide
into small portions" is from 1584.
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Example sentences
Valuation and parceling of structures, such as offices, should be consistent with similar property in the county.
Old lakeside resorts were going out of business and parceling off their summer rental properties to individuals.
It was also suggested that re-parceling the land into bigger lots could alleviate some of the access issues.
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