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passus

[pas-uh s] /ˌpæs əs/
noun, plural passus, passuses.
1.
a section or division of a story, poem, etc.; canto.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Medieval Latin, Latin: step. See pace1
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passus

/ˈpæsəs/
noun (pl) -sus, -suses
1.
(esp in medieval literature) a division or section of a poem, story, etc
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: step, pace1
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