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[pahr-tee, pahr-tee] /pɑrˈti, ˈpɑr ti/
noun, Architecture
the basic scheme or concept of an architectural design.
Origin of parti
1805-15; < French: task assigned, treatment, noun use of past participle of partir to part Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I believe he thinks it is no use being the parti of England if you don't reap its advantages, before as well as after marriage.

    Barren Honour: A Novel George A. Lawrence
  • Do you care enough for the parti to be able to say, ‘Yes, please!’

    More About Peggy Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  • Well—my little Faithie might make a far worse 'parti' than that!

    Faith Gartney's Girlhood Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • But speaking strictly, you know, you're not what is technically called a parti.

  • Young Inverell was a parti beside whom the eligibility of Bobby Trench paled perceptibly.

    The Honour of the Clintons Archibald Marshall
  • The duration of a reign might, by the same process, be augmented according to the good pleasure of the parti politique.

    Lumen Camille Flammarion
  • Aunt Constance's parti pris in life was a benevolent interest in the affairs of everybody else.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • On Sandy creek the formation was of parti- colored sand, exhibited in escarpments fifty to eighty feet high.

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