One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a parcel of food and clothes’
pack, carton, bundle, box, case, bale
2‘a 21-acre parcel of land’
plot, piece, patch, tract, area, section, allotment
North American lot, plat
3‘a parcel of rogues’
group, band, pack, gang, crowd, mob, company, collection, horde, party, troop
informal crew, bunch
1‘she parcelled up the papers’
pack, pack up, package, wrap, wrap up, gift-wrap, tie up, do up, box, box up, bundle up, fasten together
2‘parcelling out commercial farmland in small plots will reduce productivity’
divide up, portion out, distribute, share out, allocate, allot, apportion, hand out, give out, deal out, dole out, mete out, dispense, split up, carve up
informal divvy up, dish out
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