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portion

noun allotment, amount, component, excerpt, fair share, fragment, installment, measure, moiety, part, percentage, piece, portion, quantity, quota, ration, section, sector, segment, share

portion

verb allocate, allot, apportion, bequeath, break down into portions, break up into units, budget, disperse, divide into shares, dole, dole out, parcel, partition, prorate, ration, section, segment, separate, split up, split up into units, subdivide
See also: allotment, article, aspect, assignment, chapter, commission, component, detail, division, dole, element, equity, excerpt, factor, fee, heritage, ingredient, installment, interest, lot, member, moiety, ownership, parcel, part, partition, phase, proportion, prorate, quantity, quota, ration, region, segment, separate, share, subdivide, title

portion

1 a share of property, especially one coming to a child from the estate of his parents.
2 the property given by a woman to her husband at marriage; dowry.
3 to give a dowry or portion to (a person); endow.

PORTION. That part of a parent's estate, or the estate of one standing in loco parentis, which is given to a child. 1 Vern. 204. Vide 8 Com. Dig. 539; 16 Vin. Ab. 4321; 1 Supp. to Ves. Jr. 34, 58, 303, 308; 2 Id. 46, 370, 404.

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In September 1599, an assurance was registered for James Corbett, portioner of Arkboill in the north, not to harm Walter Innes of Innerbraky and his relations; then in October, an assurance was registered for Innerbraky not to harm the Corbett family.
These testify to all concerned at the desire of William Adam portioner of Slachristock that the said William Adam attends upon public worship upon the Lord's day ordinarily, and for the most parts upon diets of catechising, being catechized by me then with his neighbours, according to his capacity.
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