Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. In parcels or allotments; piecemeal, fragmented.
  • adv. In a parcelwise fashion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Piecemeal; piece by piece.

Etymologies

parcel +‎ -wise (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But is its vision parcelwise, thing here and thing there?

    The Six Enneads.

  • Similarly wisdom is entire to all; it is one thing; it is not distributed parcelwise; it cannot be fixed to place; it is not spread about like a colouring, for it is not corporeal; in any true participation in wisdom there must be one thing acting as unit upon unit.

    The Six Enneads.

  • So it is His Godhead that dwells in Christ in bodily fashion, not partially but wholly, not parcelwise but in fulness; and so dwelling that the Two are one, and so one, that the One Who is God does not differ from the Other Who is God: Both so equally divine, as a perfect birth engendered perfect God.

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

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