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par·ish

 (păr′ĭsh)
n.
1.
a. An administrative part of a diocese, especially an Anglican or Roman Catholic diocese, having its own church and a designated priest.
b. The members of such a parish; a religious community attending one church.
2. A political subdivision of a British county, usually corresponding in boundaries to an original ecclesiastical parish.
3. An administrative subdivision in Louisiana that corresponds to a county in other US states.

[Middle English, from Old French parroche, from Late Latin parochia, diocese, alteration of paroecia, from Late Greek paroikiā, from Greek, a sojourning, from paroikos, neighboring, neighbor, sojourner : para-, near; see para-1 + oikos, house; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

parish

(ˈpærɪʃ)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a subdivision of a diocese, having its own church and a clergyman.
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the churchgoers of such a subdivision
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in England and, formerly, Wales) the smallest unit of local government in rural areas
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Louisiana) a unit of local government corresponding to a county in other states of the US
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the people living in a parish
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the people living in a parish
7. (Historical Terms) on the parish history receiving parochial relief
[C13: from Old French paroisse, from Church Latin parochia, from Late Greek paroikia, from paroikos Christian, sojourner, from Greek: neighbour, from para-1 (beside) + oikos house]

par•ish

(ˈpær ɪʃ)

n.
1. an ecclesiastical district having its own church and cleric.
2. a local church with its field of activity.
3. (in Louisiana) a county.
4. the people of a parish.
[1250–1300; Middle English, variant of parosshe < Middle French paroisse < Late Latin parochia, alter. of paroecia < Late Greek paroikía, derivative of Greek pároikos neighbor, (in Christian usage) sojourner =par- par- + oîkos house]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parish - a local church communityparish - a local church community    
community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
parishioner - a member of a parish
2.parish - the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor
bishopric, diocese, episcopate - the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised

parish

noun
1. district, community the vicar of a small parish in a West Country town
2. community, fold, flock, church, congregation, parishioners, churchgoers The whole parish will object if he is appointed as priest.
Related words
adjective parochial
Translations
أبْرَشِيَةٌأبْرَشِيَّه
farnostobecfarní
sogn
seurakunta
župa
egyházközség
sókn
教会区
교구
draudze
farnosťtýkajúci sa farnosti
församling
เขตศาสนาที่มีโบสถ์และพระ
giáo xứ

parish

[ˈpærɪʃ]
A. Nparroquia f
B. CPDparroquial, de la parroquia
parish church Niglesia f parroquial
parish council Nconcejo m parroquial
parish priest Npárroco m
parish register Nlibro m parroquial

parish

[ˈpærɪʃ]
n
(RELIGION)paroisse f parish hall, parish magazine, parish records
(civil)commune fparish church néglise f paroissialeparish council n (British)conseil municipalparish hall nsalle f paroissiale

parish

nGemeinde f; (= district also)Pfarrbezirk m, → Pfarre f, → Pfarrei f

parish

:
parish church
nPfarrkirche f
parish clerk
n Verwaltungsangestellte(r) des Gemeinderates
parish council
nGemeinderat m

parish

:
parish priest
nPfarrer m
parish pump politics
parish register
nKirchenbuch nt, → Kirchenregister nt

parish

[ˈpærɪʃ]
1. n (Rel) → parrocchia (Brit) (civil) → comune m
2. adj (church) → parrocchiale; (hall) → parrochiale or municipale

parish

(ˈpӕriʃ) noun
a district or area with a particular church and priest or minister. Our house is in the parish of St Mary('s); (also adjective) parish affairs.

parish

أبْرَشِيَةٌ obec sogn Gemeinde ενορία parroquia seurakunta paroisse župa parrocchia 教会区 교구 parochie prestegjeld parafia paróquia приход församling เขตศาสนาที่มีโบสถ์และพระ kilisenin dini bölgesi giáo xứ 教区
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March safely at home, busy with his books and the small parish which found in him a minister by nature as by grace, a quiet, studious man, rich in the wisdom that is better than learning, the charity which calls all mankind `brother', the piety that blossoms into character, making it august and lovely.
He reported that the coroner would reach the Shimerdas' sometime that afternoon, but the missionary priest was at the other end of his parish, a hundred miles away, and the trains were not running.
Oh, Armand is the proudest father in the parish, I believe, chiefly because it is a boy, to bear his name; though he says not,--that he would have loved a girl as well.
Clerk of this Parish," was never more faithfully followed.
The first genuine specimen which we came upon was the mansion of a rich farmer and member of the Common Council of the parish or district.
Fortunately for him, Highbury, including Randalls in the same parish, and Donwell Abbey in the parish adjoining, the seat of Mr.
He earnestly pressed her, after giving the particulars of the house and garden, to come with her daughters to Barton Park, the place of his own residence, from whence she might judge, herself, whether Barton Cottage, for the houses were in the same parish, could, by any alteration, be made comfortable to her.
When he is at home, he is in his own parish at Morton.
The unfortunate lad is the only one in all this parish that does not guess how he has been cheated.
in either of those cases, I make it a condition of his receiving the legacy that he shall be married within the period of Six calendar months from the day of my decease; that the woman he marries shall not be a widow; and that his marriage shall be a marriage by Banns, publicly celebrated in the parish church of Ossory -- where he has been known from his childhood, and where the family and circumstances of his future wife are likely to be the subject of public interest and inquiry.
His surname was Cruncher, and on the youthful occasion of his renouncing by proxy the works of darkness, in the easterly parish church of Hounsditch, he had received the added appellation of Jerry.
Bodgers late of this parish, and what the feelings of Mrs.