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Definition of Parish
ParishParish 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. ParishParish 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.
(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
a division within
a diocese. A parish
care and clerical...
- In England, a civil parish
is a type of administrative parish
used for local
government. It is a territorial designation which
is the lowest
tier of local...
- A parish
is an administrative division
used by several
countries. To distinguish
it from an ecclesiastical parish
, the term civil parish
is used in some...
30, 1953) is an American former professional basketball player
who pla**** 21 seasons
as a center
in the National
- 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...
- The Parish
was a Cajun, Louisiana
Creole, and seafood restaurant
in Portland, Oregon's Pearl
District, in the United
States. It was opened
- John Parish
(born 11 April
1959) is an English
musician, songwriter, composer
is best known
for his work with singer-songwriter...
center, seat of government, or capital
city of a county
or civil parish
. The term is used in Canada, China, Romania, Hungary
and the United
into three parishes
. Going north
to south, they are: Saint Peter Parish Saint Georges Parish Saint Anthony Parish
- The U.S. state
into 64 parishes
(French: paroisses, Spanish: parroquias) in the same manner
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