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- any one of the stories told by Jesus Christ to illustrate, compare, teach, or convey an allegory using a familiar event that had a deeper meaning and explained a concept that could be more easily understood.
- a short story that uses familiar events to illustrate a religious or ethical point.
Par"a*ble, a. Etym: [L. parabilis, Fr. parare to provide.]
Defn: procurable. [obs.] Sir T. Browne.
Par"a*ble, n. Etym: [f. parabole, l. parabola, fr. Gr. gal to drop.
Cf. Emblem, gland, palaver, parabola, parley, parabole, symbol.]
Defn: a comparison; a similitude; specifically, a short fictitious
narrative of something which might really occur in life or nature, by
means of which a moral is drawn; as, the parables of Christ. Chaucer.
Declare unto us the parable of the tares. Matthew 13:36
Par"a*ble, v. t.
Defn: to represent by parable. [r.]
Which by the ancient sages was thus parabled. Milton.
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