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Definition of Portion

Portion

  1. That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything.
  2. A part considered by itself, though not actually cut off or separated from the whole.
  3. A part assigned; allotment; share; fate.
  4. The part of an estate given to a child or heir, or descending to him by law, and distributed to him in the settlement of the estate; an inheritance.
  5. A wife's fortune; a dowry.
  6. To separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute.
  7. To endow with a portion or inheritance.

Portion Quotations

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.
Benjamin Franklin

When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.
Marquis de Lafayette

If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished.
Swami Vivekananda

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
Socrates
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Portion Translations

portion in German is zuteilen
portion in Italian is pezzo, porzione
portion in Swedish is dela, del, portion

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