American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

Author: Noah Webster


PARTI’TION, n. [L. partitio, from partio, to divide.]

1. The act of dividing, or state of being divided.

2. Division; separation; distinction.

And good from bad find no partition.

3. Separate part; as lodged in a small partition.

4. That by which different parts are separated; as a partition of wood or stone in a building.

5. Part where separation is made.

No sight could pass

Betwixt the nice partitions of the grass.

6. Division of an estate into severalty, which is done by deed of partition.

P`ARTI’TION, v.t. To divide into distinct parts; as, to partition the floor of a house.

1. To divide into shares; as, to partition an estate.