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passus

[ pas-uhs ]
/ ˌpæs əs /
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noun, plural pas·sus, pas·sus·es.
a section or division of a story, poem, etc.; canto.
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Origin of passus

1565–75; <Medieval Latin, Latin: step. See pace1
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British Dictionary definitions for passus

passus
/ (ˈpæsəs) /

noun plural -sus or -suses
(esp in medieval literature) a division or section of a poem, story, etc

Word Origin for passus

C16: from Latin: step, pace 1
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