par simony

parsimony

[pahr-suh-moh-nee]
noun
extreme or excessive economy or frugality; stinginess; niggardliness.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English parcimony < Latin parsimōnia, parcimōnia frugality, thrift, equivalent to parsi- (combining form of parsus, past participle of parcere to economize) or parci- (combining form of parcus sparing) + -mōnia -mony

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parsimony (ˈpɑːsɪmənɪ)
 
n
extreme care or reluctance in spending; frugality; niggardliness
 
[C15: from Latin parcimōnia, from parcere to spare]
 
parsimonious
 
adj
 
parsi'moniously
 
adv

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parsimony
early 15c., from L. parsimonia "sparingness, frugality," from pars-, stem of parsi, perf. tense of parcere "to spare, save" + -monia, suffix signifying action or condition.
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