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pars pro toto

foreign term pars pro to·to \ˈpärs-(ˌ)prō-ˈtō-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of PARS PRO TOTO

:  part (taken) for the whole

Origin of PARS PRO TOTO

Latin

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