Parvenu

Par"ve*nu`

(?), n. [F., prop. p. p. of parvenir to attain to, to succeed, to rise to high station, L. pervenire to come to; per through + venire to come. See Par, prep., and Come.] An upstart; a man newly risen into notice.
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Par"vis

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Par"vise

} (?), n. [F. parvis, fr. LL. paravisus, fr. L. paradisus. See Paradise.] A court of entrance to, or an inclosed space before, a church; hence, a church porch; -- sometimes formerly used as place of meeting, as for lawyers. Chaucer.
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Par"vi*tude

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Par"vi*ty

(?), } n. [L. parvitas, fr. parvus little: cf. OF. parvit.] Littleness. [Obs.] Glanvill. Ray.
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