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Impa'rity. n.s. [imparitas, impar, Latin.]

  1. Inequality; disproportion.

    Some bodies are hard, some soft: the hardness is caused chiefly by the jejuneness of the spirits, and their imparity with the tangible parts. Bacon.

  2. Oddness; indivisibility into equal parts.

    What verity is there in that numeral conceit, in the lateral division of man, by even and odd; and so by parity or imparity of letters in mens names, to determine misfortunes on either side of their bodies? Brown's Vulgar Errours.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Browne, Thomas (203)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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