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Part of Speech: noun
Results: 7
1. A song or canto
2. A small portion; a division; a compartment.
3. A small community or clan.
4. A small territorial district; esp. one of the twenty- two independent states which form the Swiss federal republic; in France, a subdivision of an arrondissement. See Arrondissement.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To divide into small parts or districts; to mark off or separate, as a distinct portion or division.
2. To allot separate quarters to, as to different parts or divisions of an army or body of troops.
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