Portioning
Portion Por"tion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Portioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Portioning}.] 1. To separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute. [1913 Webster]

And portion to his tribes the wide domain. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To endow with a portion or inheritance. [1913 Webster]

Him portioned maids, apprenticed orphans, blest. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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