Parage

Parage

Par"age\, n. [F., fr. L. par, adj., equal. Cf. Peerage, Peer an equal.]

1. (Old Eng. Law) Equality of condition, blood, or dignity; also, equality in the partition of an inheritance. --Spelman.

2. (Feudal Law) Equality of condition between persons holding unequal portions of a fee. --Burrill.

3. Kindred; family; birth. [Obs.] --Ld. Berners.

We claim to be of high parage. --Chaucer.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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