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Portion, 1) a part assigned, a share: “and have no p. in the choice myself,” H6A V, 3, 125. “what piles of wealth hath he accumulated to his own p.” H8 III, 2, 108.
2) inheritance settled on a person: “the p. and sinew of her fortune, her marriage-dowry,” Meas. III, 1, 230. “what prodigal p. have I spent,” As I, 1, 41. “make her p. equal his,” Wint. IV, 4, 397. “give but that p. which yourself proposed,” Lr. I, 1, 245. Hence == possession, estate in general: “I have a hundred milchkine to the pail, sixscore fat oxen standing in my stalls, and all things answerable to this p.” Shr. II, 361.
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