Definition for PAR-TI'TION

PAR-TI'TION, n. [L. partitio, from partio, to divide.]

  1. The act of dividing, or state of being divided.
  2. Division; separation; distinction. And good from bad find no partition. – Shak.
  3. Separate part; as, lodged in a small partition. – Milton.
  4. That by which different parts are separated; as, a partition of wood or stone in a building.
  5. Part where separation is made. No sight could pass / Betwixt the nice partitions of the grass. – Dryden.
  6. Division of an estate into severalty, which is done by deed of partition. Blackstone.

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