noun Par·ou·sia \ˌpär-ü-ˈsē-ə, pə-ˈrü-zē-ə\

Definition of PAROUSIA

Origin of PAROUSIA

Greek, literally, presence, from paront-, parōn, present participle of pareinai to be present, from para- + einai to be — more at is
First Known Use: 1844


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