One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of or relating to a part, rather than the whole; partial.
2Astrology. Of an aspect: exact (to within a minute or so). Opposed to platic.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Abraham Fleming (c1552–1607), author, literary editor, and Church of England clergyman. From post-classical Latin partilis partial, (of an aspect) exact, divisible from classical Latin partīre + -ilis. Compare French partil.
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