Pa*rath"e*sis (?), n.; pl. Paratheses (#). [NL., from Gr. a putting beside, from to put beside.]

1. Gram.

The placing of two or more nouns in the same case; apposition.

2. Rhet.

A parenthetical notice, usually of matter to be afterward expanded.


3. Print.

The matter contained within brackets.

4. Eccl.

A commendatory prayer.



© Webster 1913.

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