noun, plural pa·rab·a·ses [puh-rab-uh-seez] /pəˈræb əˌsiz/.
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They were also remarkable for the absence of the parabasis and chorus.
Parabasis, pa-rab′a-sis, n. the chief of the choral parts in ancient Greek comedy, usually an address from the poet to the public.
In the comedies, like the masques in other days, sarcastic remarks on the government came to be made; this was the Parabasis.History Of Ancient Civilization|Charles Seignobos