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por·tion

(pōr'shŭn),
Part or division.

por·tion

(pōr'shŭn)
Part or division.

segment of a bifocal lens (seg) 

An area of a bifocal lens of a power different to that of the main portion. Syn. portion. There is the distance portion, which has the correction for distance vision, and the near or reading portion, which has the correction for near vision. See intermediate portion.
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4) provides a straightforward and detailed account of the numerous Qur'anic provisions that serve as points of departure for jurists' regulations of the marriage portion, guardianship, prohibited degrees of kinship, divorce, and menstruation.
The story narrates life of a worker of a tire plant who must pay his wife's marriage portion.
Because husbands often failed to provide the contracted marriage portion, women would be forced on the public dole absent a father or brother willing to support them.