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part and parcel

Definitions

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  • n. An integral or essential piece; that which must be done or accepted as part of something else.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See under Part.
  • n. an essential or constituent portion; -- a reduplicative phrase. Cf. might and main, kith and kin, etc.

Etymologies

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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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  • I really hate this phrase - makes me cringe.

    August 11, 2008