At par, at the original price; neither at a discount nor at a premium.Above par, at a premium. Below par, at a discount.On a par, on a level; in the same condition, circumstances, position,

(Pap"u*lar) a.

1. Covered with papules.

2. (Med.) Consisting of papules; characterized by the presence of papules; as, a papular eruption.

(Pap"ule) n.; pl. Papules Same as Papula.

(Pap"u*lose`) a. (Biol.) Having papulæ; papillose; as, a papulose leaf.

(Pap"u*lous) a. [Cf. F. papleux.] Covered with, or characterized by, papulæ; papulose.

(Pap`y*ra"ceous) a. [L. papyraceus made of papyrus.] Made of papyrus; of the consistency of paper; papery.

(Pa*pyr"e*an) a. Of or pertaining to papyrus, or to paper; papyraceous.

(Pap"y*rine) n. [Cf. F. papyrin made of paper. See Paper.] Imitation parchment, made by soaking unsized paper in dilute sulphuric acid.

(Pa*pyr"o*graph) n. [Papyrus + -graph.] An apparatus for multiplying writings, drawings, etc., in which a paper stencil, formed by writing or drawing with corrosive ink, is used. The word is also used of other means of multiplying copies of writings, drawings, etc. See Copygraph, Hectograph, Manifold.

(Pap`y*rog"ra*phy) n. The process of multiplying copies of writings, etc., by means of the papyrograph.Pap`y*ro*graph"ic a.

(Pa*py"rus) n.; pl. Papyri [L., fr. Gr. . See Paper.]

1. (Bot.) A tall rushlike plant (Cyperus Papyrus) of the Sedge family, formerly growing in Egypt, and now found in Abyssinia, Syria, Sicily, etc. The stem is triangular and about an inch thick.

2. The material upon which the ancient Egyptians wrote. It was formed by cutting the stem of the plant into thin longitudinal slices, which were gummed together and pressed.

3. A manuscript written on papyrus; esp., pl., written scrolls made of papyrus; as, the papyri of Egypt or Herculaneum.

(Pâque) n. [F. pâque.] See Pasch and Easter.

(Par) n. (Zoöl.) See Parr.

(Par), prep. [F., fr. L. per. See Per.] By; with; — used frequently in Early English in phrases taken from the French, being sometimes written as a part of the word which it governs; as, par amour, or paramour; par cas, or parcase; par fay, or parfay.

(Par) n. [L. par, adj., equal. See Peer an equal.]

1. Equal value; equality of nominal and actual value; the value expressed on the face or in the words of a certificate of value, as a bond or other commercial paper.

2. Equality of condition or circumstances.

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