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Noun: parceling  paar-su-ling
Usage: US (elsewhere: parcelling)
  1. The act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
    "the parceling of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state";
    - allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parcelling, assignation
Verb: parcel (parcelled,parcelling, or [US] parceled,parceling)  paar-sul
  1. Divide into parts
    "The developers parceled the land"
  2. Cover with strips of canvas
    "parcel rope"
  3. Make into a wrapped container

Derived forms: parcelings

Type of: carve up, cover, dissever, distribution, divide, separate, split, split up, wrap, wrap up

Encyclopedia: Parcel