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n. pl. pas (pä)
1. A step or dance.
2. The right to go before; precedence.
[French, from Old French, from Latin passus, step; see pace1.]
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pas(pɑː; French pɑ)
n, pl pas (pɑːz; French pɑ)
1. (Ballet) a dance step or movement, esp in ballet
2. rare the right to precede; precedence
[C18: French, literally: step]
(Medicine) physician-assisted suicide: a practice in which a terminally-ill person requests a medical practitioner to administer a lethal dose of medication
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n., pl. pas (pɑ, pɑz)
1. a step or series of steps in ballet.
2. right of precedence.
[1695–1705; < French < Latin passus. See pace1]
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(step) A complete leg movement walking or dancing, also a solo or a dance for a certain number as pas de seul (one), de deux (two), de trois (three), de quatre (four).
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|Noun||1.||pas - (ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet)|
step - the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps"
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