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A Christmas Carol

Life Style / Christmas / A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens classic story about greed at Christmas. The most famous character, Scrooge, is now a synonym for a stingy person. You may hear people say, Don’t be a Scrooge.
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Parent Company

Business / Accounting / Parent Company: A company that owns or maintains control over other companies, known as subsidiaries, which are themselves separate legal entities: control generally refers to more than 50 percent ownership of the st MORE

Parens Patriae Doctrine

Life Style / Adoption / Parens Patriae Doctrine : Originating in feudal England, a doctrine that vests in the state a right of guardianship of minors. This concept has gradually evolved into the principle that the community, in addition to the parent MORE

Parenchyma

Science / Biology / Parenchyma: One of the three major cell types in plants. Parenchyma cells have thin, usually multisided walls, are unspecialized but carry on photosynthesis and cellular respiration and can store food; form the b MORE

Pareidolia

Science / Psychiatry / Pareidolia: vivid imagery that occurs whilst looking at a poorly structured background MORE

Parent Element

Science / Geology / Parent Element: A radioactive element that spontaneously decays into a new substance. The product of this decay is known as a 'daughter' element. MORE

Parent or caretaker

Life Style / Adoption / Parent or caretaker: Person responsible for the care of the child. MORE