Definition of Parish. Meaning of Parish. Synonyms of Parish

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Definition of Parish

Parish
Parish Par"ish, n. [OE. parishe, paresche, parosche, OF. paroisse, parosse, paroiche, F. paroisse, L. parochia, corrupted fr. paroecia, Gr. ?, fr. ? dwelling beside or near; ? beside + ? a house, dwelling; akin to L. vicus village. See Vicinity, and cf. Parochial.] 1. (Eccl. & Eng. Law) (a) That circuit of ground committed to the charge of one parson or vicar, or other minister having cure of souls therein. --Cowell. (b) The same district, constituting a civil jurisdiction, with its own officers and regulations, as respects the poor, taxes, etc. Note: Populous and extensive parishes are now divided, under various parliamentary acts, into smaller ecclesiastical districts for spiritual purposes. --Mozley & W. 2. 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. [U. S.] 3. In Louisiana, a civil division corresponding to a county in other States.
Parish
Parish Par"ish, a. Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor. --Dryden. Parish clerk. (a) The clerk or recording officer of a parish. (b) A layman who leads in the responses and otherwise assists in the service of the Church of England. Parish court, in Louisiana, a court in each parish.

Meaning of Parish from wikipedia

- A parish is a church territorial unit constituting a division within a diocese. A parish is under the pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of a parish...
- Stephen "Steve" Parish (born 1965) is the part owner and Chairman of Crystal Palace Football Club. Parish was born in Forest Hill, London, attending...
- Montserrat is divided into three parishes: Saint Peter Parish Saint Anthony Parish Saint Georges Parish The locations of settlements on the island...
- known rector was Hugh de Fulbourne in 1329. Around 1338, it became the parish church of Whitechapel, called, for unknown reasons, St Mary Matfelon. The...
- administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish. The term is used in the United States, Canada, Romania, China and Taiwan...
- its final landfall in eastern St. Tammany Parish. The western eye wall p****ed directly over St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana as a Category 3 hurricane at about...
- Parish, Louisiana, are separate entities with a single consolidated city–parish government. The City of Lafayette comprises all of Lafayette Parish except...
- English-speaking countries is called a parish priest. The Latin term used in the Code of Canon Law is parochus. The parish priest is the proper clergyman in...
- Orleans Parish was the most populous parish in Louisiana. As of 2015, it ranks third in po****tion, trailing neighboring Jefferson Parish, and East...
- 2011 Census, Thurso had a po****tion of 7,933. The larger Thurso civil parish including the town and the surrounding countryside had a po****tion of 9...