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Pronunciation: par'i-te


  1. The condition of having given birth to an infant or infants, alive or dead.
  2. Concept that mental health care costs should be reimbursed by third-party payers at the same percentage, i.e., “on parity with” somatic health care costs.

[L. pario, to bear]

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