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Portion

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PORTION, n. L. portio, from partio, to divide, from pars, part. See Part.

1. In general, a part of any thing separated from it. Hence,
2. A part, though not actually divided, but considered by itself.

These are parts of his ways, but how little a portion is heard of him. Job 26

3. A part assigned an allotment a dividend.

How small

A portion to your share would fall.

The priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh. Genesis 47

4. The part of an estate given to a child or heir, or descending to him by law, and distributed to him in the settlement of the estate.
5. A wife's fortune.

PORTION, To divide to parcel to allot a share or shares.

And portion to his tribes the wide domain.

1. To endow.

Him portion'd maids, apprentic'd orphans blest.

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