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Definitions of parish

  1. a local church community Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. That circuit of ground committed to the charge of one parson or vicar, or other minister having cure of souls therein. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The same district, constituting a civil jurisdiction, with its own officers and regulations, as respects the poor, taxes, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An ecclesiastical society, usually not bounded by territorial limits, but composed of those persons who choose to unite under the charge of a particular priest, clergyman, or minister; also, loosely, the territory in which the members of a congregation live. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. In Louisiana, a civil division corresponding to a county in other States. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A church district under the charge of a clergyman; a congregation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A district under one pastor: an ecclesiastical district having officers of its own and supporting its own poor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A Hindu of the lowest caste; outcast. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. District under one pastor; district. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A religious congregation; an ecclesiastical district. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A district under a secular priest of a pastor, and assigned to a particular church; those under the charge of a particular pastor. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Pertaining to, or maintained by, a church or congregation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Belonging or relating to a parish: employed or supported by the parish. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Belonging to or maintained by a parish. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Pert. to a parish; maintained by a parish. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for parish

  1. But one fine morning, an hour before noon, the whole parish sprang to its feet at the sound of a horn. – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. And what hath become of you since you were driven from your parish – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
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