parclose

1 of 2

noun

par·​close
ˈpärˌklōz
variants or less commonly perclose
ˈpər-
1
obsolete : the end or conclusion of a sentence or discourse
2
: a screen or railing used especially to separate a chapel from the main body of a church

parclose

2 of 2

transitive verb

par·​close
(ˈ)pär¦klōz
archaic

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English parclose, from Middle French, enclosure, end, from feminine of parclos, past participle of parclore to enclose, end, from par- thoroughly (from Latin per-, from per through) + clore to close

Transitive verb

obsolete French parclos-, stem of parclore

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“Parclose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parclose. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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