n.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.
These are parts of his ways; but how little a portion is heard of him!
- Job xxvi. 14.
3.A part assigned; allotment; share; fate.
The lord of that servant . . . will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
- Luke xii. 46.
Man's portion is to die and rise again.
- Keble.
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.
Give me the portion of goods that falleth to me.
- Luke xv. 12.
5.A wife's fortune; a dowry.
v. t.1.To separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute.
[imp. & p. p. Portioned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Portioning.]
And portion to his tribes the wide domain.
- Pope.
2.To endow with a portion or inheritance.
Noun1.portion - something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"
2.portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
Synonyms: part
3.portion - the result of parcelling out or sharing; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologicans"
Synonyms: parcel, share
4.portion - assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
Synonyms: percentage, share, part
5.Portionportion - your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion"
6.portion - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
Synonyms: helping, serving
Verb1.portion - give out or allot; "We were assigned new uniforms"
Synonyms: allot, assign

PORTION. That part of a parent's estate, or the estate of one standing in loco parentis, which is given to a child. 1 Vern. 204. Vide 8 Com. Dig. 539; 16 Vin. Ab. 4321; 1 Supp. to Ves. Jr. 34, 58, 303, 308; 2 Id. 46, 370, 404.

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