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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
a term applied, in ecclesiastical language, to the garden of a convent; the name is also sometimes applied to an open court or area in front of a church, and occasionally to the cloisters, and even to the whole space included within the circuit of a convent, but usually to the burial-place. Probably the word is a. corruption of Parvise, which is still in use in France for the open space around cathedrals and churches.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Paradise (2)'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/p/paradise-2.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.