pariyatti; Theoretical understanding of Dhamma obtained through reading, study, and learning.
See patipatti and pativedha. (Study of the dhamma).
'learning the doctrine', the 'wording of the doctrine'.
In the 'progress of the disciple' (q.v.), 3 stages may be distinguished:
(1) learning the wording of the doctrine (pariyatti),
(2) practising it (patipatti),
(3) penetrating it (pativedha) and realising its goal. (App.).