parcel off

phrasal verb

parceled off or parcelled off; parceling off or parcelling off; parcels off
: to divide (something, such as land) into separate, smaller parts especially in order to sell it
The property was eventually parceled off and sold in pieces.

Examples of parcel off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s all part of a broader initiative to have the Arizona State Land Department unlock 8,300 acres of Peoria’s untapped desert and auction parcels off to prospective developers. Shawn Raymundo, The Arizona Republic, 8 July 2024 Glossier is now available in Sephora, Peloton is sold through Dick’s Sporting Goods and Amazon (as well as its own stores), while Dollar Shave Club (sold to Unilever, who in turn parcelled off a controlling stake to Nexus) now graces the shelves of Target. Jon Bird, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Within the next decade, the land in that tract was parcelled off to other settlers. Hazlitt, 17 Jan. 2024 But the Utah agency then quickly pulled the parcel off the market and it was not sold to anyone. Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Sep. 2023

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“Parcel off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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