P'ARCEL, noun [Latin particula, particle, from pars, part.]
1. A part; a portion of any thing taken separately.
The same experiments succeed on two parcels of the white of an egg.
2. A quantity; any mass.
3. A part belonging to a whole; as in law, one piece of ground is part and parcel of a greater piece.
4. A small bundle or package of goods.
5. A number of persons; on contempt.
6. A number or quantity; in contempt; as a parcel of fair words.
P'ARCEL, verb transitive To divide into parts or portions; as, to parcel an estate among heirs.
These ghostly kings would parcel out my power.
1. To make up into a mass. [Little Used.]
To parcel a seam, in seamen's language, to lay canvas over it and daub it with pitch.