parage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman parage, perage, Old French parage, from pair (equal) + -age.

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parage (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Lineage, parentage; rank, especially as high or noble.
    • 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book VII, chapter v:
      at souper the knyght sat syr Beumayns afore the damoisel / Fy fy said she syr knyghte ye are vncurtoys to sette a kechyn page afore me hym bysemeth better to stycke a swyne than to sytte afore a damoysel of hyhe parage / thenne the knyght was ashamed atte her wordes / and took hym vp / and sette hym at asyde bord / and sette hym self afore hym / and soo al that nyght they had good chere and mery reste
  2. A feudal institution that recognizes equality of rights and status between two rulers, and equality in the portions of an inheritance.

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parage m (plural parages)

  1. parage (social rank)
  2. (plural only) environs, surroundings

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parage m (oblique plural parages, nominative singular parages, nominative plural parage)

  1. parage (social rank)

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