Portion

Definition of Portion

Por´tion
n.1.That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything.
2.A part considered by itself, though not actually cut off or separated from the whole.
These are parts of his ways; but how little a portion is heard of him!
- Job xxvi. 14.
Portions and parcels of the dreadful past.
- Tennyson.
3.A part assigned; allotment; share; fate.
The lord of that servant . . . will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
- Luke xii. 46.
Man's portion is to die and rise again.
- Keble.
4.The part of an estate given to a child or heir, or descending to him by law, and distributed to him in the settlement of the estate; an inheritance.
Give me the portion of goods that falleth to me.
- Luke xv. 12.
5.A wife's fortune; a dowry.
v. t.1.To separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute.
[imp. & p. p. Portioned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Portioning.]
And portion to his tribes the wide domain.
- Pope.
2.To endow with a portion or inheritance.

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