1. (Law) Something reserved to a wife, over and above her dower, being chiefly apparel and ornaments suited to her degree.

2. Appendages; ornaments; finery; equipments.

(||Par`a*phi*mo"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. beyond + to muzzle.] (Med.) A condition in which the prepuce, after being retracted behind the glans penis, is constricted there, and can not be brought forward into place again.

(Par`a*phos*phor"ic) a. [Pref. para- + phosphoric.] (Chem.) Pyrophosphoric. [Obs.]

(||Par`a*phrag"ma) n.; pl. Paraphragmata [NL., fr. Gr. para` beside + an inclosure.] (Zoöl.) One of the outer divisions of an endosternite of Crustacea.Par`a*phrag"mal a.

(Par"a*phrase) n. [L. paraphrasis, Gr. para`frasis, from parafra`zein to say the same thing in other words; para` beside + fra`zein to speak: cf. F. paraphrase. See Para-, and Phrase.] A restatement of a text, passage, or work, expressing the meaning of the original in another form, generally for the sake of its clearer and fuller exposition; a setting forth the signification of a text in other and ampler terms; a free translation or rendering; — opposed to metaphrase.

In paraphrase, or translation with latitude, the author's words are not so strictly followed as his sense.

Excellent paraphrases of the Psalms of David.
I. Disraeli.

His sermons a living paraphrase upon his practice.

The Targums are also called the Chaldaic or Aramaic Paraphrases.

(Par"a*phrase), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paraphrased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Paraphrasing ] To express, interpret, or translate with latitude; to give the meaning of a passage in other language.

We are put to construe and paraphrase our own words.
Bp. Stillingfleet.

(Par"a*phrase), v. i. To make a paraphrase.

(Par"a*phra`ser) n. One who paraphrases.

(Par`a*phra"sian) n. A paraphraser. [R.]

(Par"a*phrast) n. [L. paraphrastes, Gr. : cf. F. paraphraste.] A paraphraser. T. Warton.

(Par`a*phras"tic Par`a*phras"tic*al) a. paraphrastique.]—> Paraphrasing; of the nature of paraphrase; explaining, or translating in words more clear and ample than those of the author; not literal; free.Par`a*phras"tic*al*ly, adv.

(||Pa*raph"y*sis) n.; pl. Paraphyses [NL., fr. Gr. para` beside + growth.] (Bot.) A minute jointed filament growing among the archegonia and antheridia of mosses, or with the spore cases, etc., of other flowerless plants.

(||Par`a*ple"gi*a Par"a*ple`gy) n. [NL. paraplegia, fr. Gr. hemiplegia, fr. to strike at the side; para` beside + to strike: cf. F. paraplégie.] (Med.) Palsy of the lower half of the body on both sides, caused usually by disease of the spinal cord.Par`a*pleg"ic a.

(||Par`a*pleu"ra) n.; pl. Parapleuræ [NL. See Para-, and 2d Pleura.] (Zoöl.) A chitinous piece between the metasternum and the pleuron of certain insects.

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