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party politics political practices intended to further the aims and interests of a political party, regardless of their effects on the public in general.
par value see face value.
parvenu a person who has suddenly acquired wealth or status, without acquiring the tastes, manners, customs, or the like of his or her new station.
pas in ballet, a step or combination of steps.
Pascal celery any of various types of celery having crisp green stalks.
paschal lamb in ancient Judaism, a lamb eaten at the feast of the Passover. [2 definitions]
pas de deux in ballet, a dance for two persons.
pasha formerly, a title given to a high-ranking Turkish official.
Pashto an Iranian language of Indo-European origin that is the main vernacular of eastern Afghanistan and parts of western Pakistan.
paso doble quick, spirited music often played at bullfights. [2 definitions]
pasqueflower any of various low-growing plants related to the anemone, that bloom in the spring bearing purple or white flowers.
pass to go past; move beyond. [30 definitions]
passable capable of being traversed, crossed, or passed through. [2 definitions]
passably moderately; reasonably.
passacaglia a slow, stately dance originating in Spain. [3 definitions]
passage the act of passing from one place or state to another. [9 definitions]
passageway a corridor or other way along or through which people or things may pass.
pass away used as a polite expression for die.
passbook a book in which a bank customer's deposits and withdrawals are recorded; bankbook.
passť no longer in favor, fashion, or use; outmoded. [2 definitions]
passed ball in baseball, a pitch that a catcher should be able to catch, but does not, thus allowing any baserunner to advance. (Cf. wild pitch.)