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Definition of Partition


  1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; separation; division; distribution; as, the partition of a kingdom.
  2. That which divides or separates; that by which different things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are separated; separating boundary; dividing line or space; specifically, an interior wall dividing one part or apartment of a house, an inclosure, or the like, from another; as, a brick partition; lath and plaster partitions.
  3. A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.
  4. The servance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law.
  5. A score.
  6. To divide into parts or shares; to divide and distribute; as, to partition an estate among various heirs.
  7. To divide into distinct parts by lines, walls, etc.; as, to partition a house.
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Partition Translations

partition in Dutch is schifting, afscheiding, clausuur
partition in French is partage, mur de refend, division, partitionner
partition in German is Trennwand, Abteil, Teilung, Teil, Zwischenwand
partition in Italian is divisione
partition in Spanish is division