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parch·ment

 (pärch′mənt)
n.
1. The skin of a sheep or goat prepared as a material on which to write or paint.
2. A written text or drawing on a sheet of this material.
3. Paper made in imitation of this material.

[Middle English parchemin, parchement (influenced by Medieval Latin pergamentum), from Old French parchemin, from Late Latin pergamīna, variant of Latin pergamēna, from feminine of Pergamēnus, of Pergamum, from Greek Pergamēnos, after Pergamon (Pergamum).]
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parchment

(ˈpɑːtʃmənt)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the skin of certain animals, such as sheep, treated to form a durable material, as for bookbinding, or (esp formerly) manuscripts
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a manuscript, bookbinding, etc, made of or resembling this material
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a type of stiff yellowish paper resembling parchment
[C13: from Old French parchemin, via Latin from Greek pergamēnē, from Pergamēnos of Pergamum (where parchment was made); the form of Old French parchemin was influenced by parche leather, from Latin Parthica (pellis) Parthian (leather)]
ˈparchmenty adj
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parch•ment

(ˈpɑrtʃ mənt)

n.
1. the skin of sheep, goats, etc., prepared for writing on.
2. a manuscript or document on such material.
3. a stiff off-white paper treated to resemble this material.
4. a diploma.
[1275–1325; late Middle English; Middle English parchemin < Old French < Gallo-Romance *particamīnum, b. Latin Parthica (pellis) Parthian (leather) and Medieval Latin pergamīnum, Late Latin pergamēnum, for Pergamēna charta paper of Pergamum]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parchment - a superior paper resembling sheepskinparchment - a superior paper resembling sheepskin
paper - a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
2.parchment - skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on
animal skin - the outer covering of an animal
vellum - fine parchment prepared from the skin of a young animal e.g. a calf or lamb
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Translations
رَق، جِلْد للكِتابَه
pergamen
pergament
pergamenttipergamenttipaperi
pergamen
pergament, bókfell
pergamentas
pergaments
pergamen

parchment

[ˈpɑːtʃmənt] Npergamino m
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parchment

[ˈpɑːrtʃmənt] nparchemin m
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parchment

nPergament nt
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parchment

[ˈpɑːtʃmənt] npergamena
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parchment

(ˈpaːtʃmənt) noun
a (piece of a) material used for writing on, made from animal skin. Medieval men often wrote on parchment.
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References in classic literature ?
Still, the sneer at my graphic powers irritated me - for I am considered a good artist - and, therefore, when you handed me the scrap of parchment, I was about to crumple it up and throw it angrily into the fire."
Meanwhile Sir Percival unlocked a cupboard beneath one of the book-cases, and produced from it a piece of parchment, folded longwise, many times over.
"His Majesty has deigned to address you, sirrah," he said, withdrawing a parchment from his breast.
The provision I am most anxious about is this." He unrolled a large parchment scroll, and read aloud the words "'item, that we will be kind to the poor.' The Chancellor worded it for me," he added, glancing at that great Functionary.
"I' faith, yes," said Master Jacques, fumbling in his pouch; "this parchment. There are words in it which we cannot comprehend.
They are, for the most part, low-roofed, mouldy rooms, where innumerable rolls of parchment, which have been perspiring in secret for the last century, send forth an agreeable odour, which is mingled by day with the scent of the dry-rot, and by night with the various exhalations which arise from damp cloaks, festering umbrellas, and the coarsest tallow candles.
The King and Queen of Hearts were seated on their throne when they arrived, with a great crowd assembled about them--all sorts of little birds and beasts, as well as the whole pack of cards: the Knave was standing before them, in chains, with a soldier on each side to guard him; and near the King was the White Rabbit, with a trumpet in one hand, and a scroll of parchment in the other.
Will it be sufficient to mark, with precision, the boundaries of these departments, in the constitution of the government, and to trust to these parchment barriers against the encroaching spirit of power?
And when he saw one of our number present himself somewhat before the rest, he drew forth a little scroll of parchment
Peter saw piles of yellow and musty account-books, in parchment covers, wherein creditors, long dead and buried, had written the names of dead and buried debtors in ink now so faded that their moss-grown tombstones were more legible.
Behind a desk, sat two old gentleman with powdered heads: one of whom was reading the newspaper; while the other was perusing, with the aid of a pair of tortoise-shell spectacles, a small piece of parchment which lay before him.
"This young man--his name is Matthew Maule--professes, so far as I can understand him, to be able to discover, through your means, a certain paper or parchment, which was missing long before your birth.