Word of the Day – Dec. 13 – Parietal

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Adjective: Parietal  (puh-RYE-uh-tul)

Definition:

1.  Of or relating to the walls of a part or cavity. Also, of, relating to, or forming the upper posterior wall of the head

2. Attached to the main wall rather than the axis or a cross wall of a plant ovary — used of an ovule or a placenta.
3. Of or relating to college living or its regulation; especially :of or relating to the regulations governing the visiting privileges of members of the opposite sex in campus dormitories.
Sample sentence: In the 1950s, male college students served in the military but couldn’t vote, and colleges imposed parietal rules, which kept young men out of women’s dorms.

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