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 territorial entity in many Christian denominations, constituting a division within a diocese. A parish is under the pastoral care and clerical...
- In England, a civil parish is a type of administrative parish used for local government, they are a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of...
- administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish. The term is used in Canada, China, Romania, Taiwan and the United States...
- civil parish to distinguish it from the ecclesiastical parish. The table below lists countries which use this administrative division: Muban "Parish and...
- 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...
- The Parish was a Cajun, Louisiana Creole, and seafood restaurant in Portland, Oregon's Pearl District, in the United States. It was opened by Tobias Hogan...
- French: La Nouvelle-Orléans [la nuvɛlɔʁleɑ̃] (listen)) is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U...
- The parishes of Jamaica are the main units of local government in Jamaica. They were created following the English Invasion of Jamaica in 1655. This administrative...
- A parish church (or parochial church) in Christianity is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish. In many parts of the world, especially...
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