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par·son

 (pär′sən)
n.
1. An Anglican cleric with full legal control of a parish under ecclesiastical law; a rector.
2. A member of the clergy, especially a Protestant minister.

[Middle English, parish priest, from Old French persone, from Medieval Latin persōna, from Latin, character; see person.]

parson

(ˈpɑːsən)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a parish priest in the Church of England, formerly applied only to those who held ecclesiastical benefices
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) any clergyman
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) NZ a nonconformist minister
[C13: from Medieval Latin persōna parish priest, representative of the parish, from Latin: personage; see person]
parˈsonic, parˈsonical adj

par•son

(ˈpɑr sən)

n.
a member of the clergy, esp. a Protestant minister; pastor; rector.
[1200–50; Middle English persone < Medieval Latin persōna parish priest, Latin: personage. See person]
par′son•ish, par′son•like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parson - a person authorized to conduct religious worshipparson - a person authorized to conduct religious worship; "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
ministrant - someone who serves as a minister

parson

noun clergyman, minister, priest, vicar, divine, incumbent, reverend (informal), preacher, pastor, cleric, rector, curate, churchman, man of God, man of the cloth, ecclesiastic At that time, the parish did not have a resident parson.

parson

noun
A person ordained for service in a Christian church:
Informal: reverend.
Translations
قِسّيسكاهِن ، خوري
duchovnípastor
præstsognepræst
kirkkoherrapappi
prestur
dvasiškisklebonasklebonijakunigas
draudzes mācītājsgarīdznieks, mācītājs

parson

[ˈpɑːsn]
A. Nclérigo m, cura m; (Protestant) → pastor m
B. CPD parson's nose N [of chicken] → rabadilla f

parson

[ˈpɑːrsən] n (= clergyman) → ecclésiastique m; (Church of England)pasteur m

parson

nPfarrer m, → Pastor m, → Pfaffe m (pej); parson’s noseBürzel m, → Sterz m

parson

[ˈpɑːsn] n (gen) → parroco, prete m; (Church of England) → pastore m

parson

(ˈpaːsn) noun
1. the priest, minister etc of a parish, usually of the Church of England.
2. any priest, minister etc.
ˈparsonage (-nidʒ) noun
the house in which the parson of a parish lives.
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Then the parson himself was frightened; and thinking the cow was surely bewitched, told his man to kill her on the spot.
Presently he was met by an elderly parson astride on a gray mare, who, as he rode, hummed a wandering tune.
I am Parson Tringham, the antiquary, of Stagfoot Lane.
That's all right, Daylight," one Curly Parson interposed soothingly.
Curly Parsons and another, Pat Monahan, accepted, and, with his customary speed, Daylight paid them their wages in advance and arranged the purchase of the supplies, though he emptied his sack in doing so.
This story reminds us that besides being a parson Herbert was a courtier and a fine gentleman.
In all Herbert's work among his people, his wife was his companion and help, and the people loved her as much as they loved their parson.
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Stelling, a parson, down at King's Lorton, there,--an uncommon clever fellow, I understand, as'll put him up to most things.
When the parson set about restoring his church and asked his brother for a subscription, he was surprised by receiving a couple of hundred pounds: Mr.
Somebody strike a light, my thumb's out of joint," said one of the men, Parsons, a swarthy, saturnine man, boat-steerer in Standish's boat, in which Harrison was puller.
It was at about five minutes after one that afternoon that Constable Thomas Parsons, patrolling his beat, was aware of a man motioning to him from the doorway of Bredin's Parisian Cafe and Restaurant.