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Parcelling   Listen

The act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan.  Synonyms: allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, parceling.

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"Parcelling" Quotes from Famous Books

... yielding rent, and no tenants rendering service. The whole soil was unreclaimed from barbarism. They were themselves, either from their original condition, or from the necessity of their common interest, nearly on a general level in respect to property. Their situation demanded a parcelling out and division of the lands, and it may be fairly said, that this necessary act fixed the future frame and form of their government. The character of their political institutions was determined by the fundamental laws respecting property. The laws rendered estates divisible among sons and ...
— The Great Speeches and Orations of Daniel Webster • Daniel Webster

... he answered. "I reckon I was sleeping when I wakened here all tied up, and there were the four of them parcelling out the gold and talking among themselves quiet and easy. I let out a yell, and one of them—the stranger—came over and jammed something into my mouth—and there I was till you ...
— Colonial Born - A tale of the Queensland bush • G. Firth Scott

Words linked to "Parcelling" :   deal, subsidization, portion, reallotment, parcel, reapportionment, share, subsidisation, distribution, apportionment, rationing, grant, reallocation, allocation

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