part and parcel

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"Parcel" is used in its archaic sense of "an integral or component part." Originally used as a legal term.

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part and parcel (usually uncountable, plural parts and parcels)

  1. (idiomatic) An integral or essential piece; that which must be done or accepted as part of something else.
    Regular maintenance is part and parcel of owning a car.
    • 1998, Wilhelm Geuder and Miriam Butt, The Projection of Arguments, Introduction
      Argument structure is thus considered to be part and parcel of the information associated with lexical, syntactically atomic verbs.

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