from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A part, portion or share.
  • n. Division, sharing; the act of portioning out or dividing up.
  • n. The one-time standard practice of the divvying up of artifacts between archaeologists, their patrons and the host territory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Division; the act of dividing or sharing.
  • n. Part; portion; share.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Division; partition; the act of dividing or sharing.
  • n. Part: portion; share.


From Middle French partage, from partir ("to share"). (Wiktionary)



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  • "Dr. Cuno advocates the revival of partage, the traditional system in which archeologists digging in foreign countries would give some of their discoveries to the host country and take others home." - New York Times, 11/16/2009

    November 18, 2009