from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Scots law, a note written on the margin of a summons when lodged for calling, containing the name and designation of the pursuer or pursuers, and de-fender or defenders, if there are only two; if more, the name and designation of the party first named, with the words “and others.”


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  • Note 31: Salimbene de Adam Chronica, ed.O. Holder-Egger, MGH SS 32.30: "Eodem anno, scilicet MCCXII, trium puerorum quasi duodennium, qui se visionem vidisse dicebant, crucis signaculum assumentium in partibus Colonie persuasu multitudo innumera pauperum utriusque sexus et puerorum de Theotonia peregrinantium in Ytalia crucesignatorum accessit, unanimi corde et una voce dicentium se per siccum maria transituros et terram sanctam Ierusalem in Dei potentia recuperaturos; sed demum quasi evanuit universa." back

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries 2005

  • The sidebar to this article is largely excerpted from Cardinal Ratzinger's The Spirit of the Liturgy It is a consolation for those of us in partibus infidelium:

    04/01/2004 - 05/01/2004 John 2004

  • "No more ice," he finishes his letter, "not much of echinoderms, plenty of fish, recall of ambassadors in partibus (meaning poor Dinkel), and great severity toward the book-sellers, an infernal race, two or three of whom have been killed under me."

    Runner of the Mountain Tops: The Life of Louis Agassiz 1939

  • Republican Journal [] Writers, &c. &c. I bequeath [one] turned coat, to be skirted in partibus amongst them, as the most appropriate reward I can bestow on them for the zeal with which I am confident they will celebrate my obsequies.

    Robespierre's Will 1794

  • Michaelis Ephesii in libros De partibus animalium, De animalium motione, De animalium incessu commentaria, Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca 22.2, Berlin: Reimer.

    Byzantine Philosophy Ierodiakonou, Katerina 2008

  • Magnam excrementorum vim cerebro et aliis partibus conservat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • Lib. de Incantatione, Imaginatio subitum humorum, et spirituum motum infert, undo vario affectu rapitur sanguis, ac una morbificas causas partibus affectis eripit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • Super praeceptum primum de Relig. et partibus ejus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • To this it may be answered that God filled these towns, when rebuilt, with less guilty inhabitants; for at that time there was no bishop in partibus.

    A Philosophical Dictionary 2007

  • Proceed now a partibus ad totum, or from the whole to parts, and you shall find no other issue, the parts shall be sufficiently dilated in this following Preface.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007


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