Pa*rath"e*sis\, n.; pl. Paratheses. [NL., from Gr. ? a putting beside, from ? to put beside.]

1. (Gram.) The placing of two or more nouns in the same case; apposition.

2. (Rhet.) A parenthetical notice, usually of matter to be afterward expanded. --Smart.

3. (Print.) The matter contained within brackets.

4. (Eccl.) A commendatory prayer. --Shipley.
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