parclose

noun
par·​close | \ ˈpärˌklōz\
variants: or less commonly perclose \ ˈpər-​ \

Definition of parclose

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

transitive verb
par·​close | \ (ˈ)pär¦klōz\

Definition of parclose (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic

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History and Etymology for parclose

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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