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How to Pronounce parson?

Correct pronunciation for the word "parson" is [pˈɑːsən], [pˈɑːsən], [p_ˈɑː_s_ə_n].

"Parson" in context

Parson is an ecclesiastical title used in certain Christian denominations to refer to a minister or pastor that performs spiritual services. In the Roman Catholic Church, the title is most commonly used for priests and preachers. In Anglican churches, the term has a much broader usage, including parish priests, vicars, and curates. Historically, the term has been used to refer to a religious leader who has the authority to officiate in spiritual rituals such as weddings, christenings, and funerals.

The word derives from the Latin pars, meaning a part or share.

What are similar-sounding words for parson?

Usage over time for parson:

This graph shows how "parson" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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