Parvise
Parvis Par"vis, Parvise Par"vise, n. [F. parvis, fr. LL. paravisus, fr. L. paradisus. See {Paradise}.] A court of entrance to, or an inclosed space before, a church; hence, a church porch; -- sometimes formerly used as place of meeting, as for lawyers. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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