Definition of parvis
1 : a court or enclosed space before a building (such as a church)
2 : a single portico or colonnade before a church
Origin and Etymology of parvis
Middle English parvis, from Anglo-French, modification of Late Latin paradisus enclosed park — more at paradise
First Known Use: 14th century
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