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parti

[pahr-tee, pahr-tee] /pɑrˈti, ˈpɑr ti/
noun, Architecture.
1.
the basic scheme or concept of an architectural design.
Origin of parti
1805-1815
1805-15; < French: task assigned, treatment, noun use of past participle of partir to part
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  • Do you care enough for the parti to be able to say, ‘Yes, please!’

    More About Peggy Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  • But speaking strictly, you know, you're not what is technically called a parti.

  • I didn't think she would have been happier if she had been married off to a parti.

    Overlooked Maurice Baring
  • The parti Ouvrier adopted a centralized form of organization.

    Syndicalism in France Louis Levine
  • Well—my little Faithie might make a far worse 'parti' than that!

    Faith Gartney's Girlhood

    Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • The duration of a reign might, by the same process, be augmented according to the good pleasure of the parti politique.

    Lumen Camille Flammarion
  • On Sandy creek the formation was of parti- colored sand, exhibited in escarpments fifty to eighty feet high.

  • When he no longer joined us as we sat or walked together, I perceived that his hostility was fixed and his parti pris.

    The Pool in the Desert Sara Jeanette Duncan

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