The whole face of India is parcelled out into estates of villages.
She has parcelled out her purgatory, as we delineate this upper world on a map.
You know—passeled (parcelled) us out, some to this child, some to that.
Let us see then how the reserved province was parcelled out.
Magyerovka has been parcelled, and is lost; but Kremen, Skoki, and Suhotsin could be saved.
We have appropriated and parcelled out most of our free land.
The country in general is parcelled out among the magnats, some of whom possess estates of immense extent.
It can be parcelled in propositions, carried about, and handed to others.
These were all parcelled up in various bundles, and a looking glass inserted in each parcel.
The land in India is not, as with us at home, parcelled out into large farms.
late 14c., "a portion of something, a part" (sense preserved in phrase parcel of land, c.1400), from Old French parcele "small piece, particle, parcel," from Vulgar Latin *particella, diminutive of Latin particula "small part, little bit," itself a diminutive of pars (genitive partis) "part" (see part (n.)).
Meaning "package" is first recorded 1640s, earlier "a quantity of goods in a package" (mid-15c.), from late 14c. sense of "an amount or quantity of anything." The expression part and parcel (early 15c.) also preserves the older sense; both words mean the same, the multiplicity is for emphasis.
"to divide into small portions," early 15c. (with out), from parcel (n.). Related: Parceled; parcelled; parceling; parcelling.