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.Dryden.
Excellent paraphrases of the Psalms of David.I. Disraeli.
His sermons a living paraphrase upon his practice.Sowth.
The Targums are also called the Chaldaic or Aramaic Paraphrases.Shipley.
(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.
(||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.