Parquet

Par*quet"

(pr*k" or pr*kt"), n. [F. See Parquetry.]
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1. A body of seats on the floor of a music hall or theater nearest the orchestra; but commonly applied to the whole lower floor of a theater, from the orchestra to the dress circle; the pit.
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2. Same as Parquetry.
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3. In various European public bourses, the railed-in space within which the "agents de change," or privileged brokers, conduct business; also, the business conducted by them; -- distinguished from the coulisse, or outside market.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. In most European countries, the branch of the administrative government which is charged with the prevention, investigation, and punishment of crime, representing the public and not the individual injured.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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