(Par*tu"ri*ate) v. i. [See Parturient.] To bring forth young. [Obs.]
(Par*tu"ri*en*cy) n. Parturition.
(Par*tu"ri*ent) a. [L. parturiens, p. pr. of parturire to desire to bring forth, fr. parere, partum,
to bring forth. See Parent.] Bringing forth, or about to bring forth, young; fruitful. Jer. Tailor.
(Par*tu`ri*fa"cient) n. [L. parturire to desire to bring forth + facere to make.] (Med.) A
medicine tending to cause parturition, or to give relief in childbearing. Dunglison.
(Par*tu"ri*ous) a. Parturient. [Obs.] Drayton.
(Par`tu*ri"tion) n. [L. parturitio, fr. parturire: cf. F. parturition. See Parturient.]
1. The act of bringing forth, or being delivered of, young; the act of giving birth; delivery; childbirth.
2. That which is brought forth; a birth. [Obs.]
(Par*tu"ri*tive) a. Pertaining to parturition; obstetric. [R.]
(Par"ty) n.; pl. Parties [F. parti and partie, fr. F. partir to part, divide, L. partire, partiri. See
1. A part or portion. [Obs.] "The most party of the time." Chaucer.
2. A number of persons united in opinion or action, as distinguished from, or opposed to, the rest of a
community or association; esp., one of the parts into which a people is divided on questions of public
Win the noble Brutus to our party.Shak.
The peace both parties want is like to last.Dryden.
3. A part of a larger body of company; a detachment; especially (Mil.), a small body of troops dispatched
on special service.
4. A number of persons invited to a social entertainment; a select company; as, a dinner party; also, the
entertainment itself; as, to give a party.
5. One concerned or interested in an affair; one who takes part with others; a participator; as, he was a
party to the plot; a party to the contract.
6. The plaintiff or the defendant in a lawsuit, whether an individual, a firm, or corporation; a litigant.
The cause of both parties shall come before the judges.Ex. xxii. 9.
7. Hence, any certain person who is regarded as being opposed or antagonistic to another.
It the jury found that the party slain was of English race, it had been adjudged felony.Sir J. Davies.
8. Cause; side; interest.
Have you nothing saidShak.
Upon this Party 'gainst the Duke of Albany?
9. A person; as, he is a queer party. [Now accounted a vulgarism.]