\pˈe͡əd], \pˈeəd], \p_ˈeə_d]\
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By Noah Webster.
To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, &c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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- pa-g[=o]d', n. a funnel-shaped sleeve worn by both sexes in first half of the 18th century.