Par"a*pegm (?), n. [L. parapegma, Gr. , fr. to fix beside; beside + to fix: cf. F. parapegme.]
An engraved tablet, usually of brass, set up in a public place.
⇒ Parapegms were used for the publication of laws, proclamations, etc., and the recording of astronomical phenomena or calendar events.
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