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 entity constituting a division within a diocese. A parish is under the pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of a parish...
- Orleans Parish was the most populous parish in Louisiana. As of 2015, it ranked third, trailing neighboring Jefferson Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish. The...
- Dominica is divided into ten parishes. ISO 3166-2:DM List of Caribbean First-level Subdivisions by Total Area Commonwealth Local Government Forum-Americas...
- The U.S. state of Louisiana is divided into 64 parishes (French: paroisses) in the same manner that 48 other states of the United States are divided into...
- Robert Parish (born August 30, 1953) is an American retired basketball center. He was known for his strong defense, his high arcing jump shooting, and...
- Hamilton Gordon, Fourth Earl of Aberdeen (1784-1860). A full list of parishes found within this county; their current LGA and mapping coordinates to...
- – Mount Rankin which is in Bathurst, New South Wales. A full list of parishes found within this county; their current LGA and mapping coordinates to...
- Sarah Parish (born 7 June 1968) is an English actress. She is known for her work on television series including: The Pillars of the Earth, Peak Practice...
- Diane Parish (born 1 November 1969) is an English actress best known for her roles as Denise Fox in the BBC soap EastEnders and DC Eva Sharpe in The Bill...
- Caribbean island country of Grenada is divided into regions known as parishes. A parish defines a territorial unit or region that, historically, was usually...
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