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From Ancient Greek παράθεσις (paráthesis, putting beside).


parathesis (plural paratheses)

  1. (grammar) The placing of two or more nouns in the same case; apposition.
  2. (rhetoric) A parenthetical notice, usually of matter to be afterward expanded.
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  3. (printing) The matter contained within brackets.
  4. (religion) A commendatory prayer.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for parathesis in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)