Bill of parcels


Bill of parcels
Parcel Par"cel, n. [F. parcelle a small part, fr. (assumed) LL. particella, dim. of L. pars. See {Part}, n., and cf. {Particle}.] 1. A portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a whole; a part. [Archaic] ``A parcel of her woe.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Two parcels of the white of an egg. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

The parcels of the nation adopted different forms of self-government. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) A part; a portion; a piece; as, a certain piece of land is part and parcel of another piece. [1913 Webster]

3. An indiscriminate or indefinite number, measure, or quantity; a collection; a group. [1913 Webster]

This youthful parcel Of noble bachelors stand at my disposing. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. A number or quantity of things put up together; a bundle; a package; a packet. [1913 Webster]

'Tis like a parcel sent you by the stage. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

{Bill of parcels}. See under 6th {Bill}.

{Parcel office}, an office where parcels are received for keeping or forwarding and delivery.

{Parcel post}, that department of the post office concerned with the collection and transmission of parcels; also, the transmission through the parcel post deparment; as, to send a package by parcel post. See {parcel post} in the vocabulary.

{Part and parcel}. See under {Part}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.