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parish

an ecclesiastical district, a church with its field of activity
Not to be confused with:
perish – expire, shrivel, wither, rot, vanish
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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parish

[ˈpærɪʃ]
1. n (Rel) → parrocchia (Brit) (civil) → comune m
2. adj (church) → parrocchiale; (hall) → parrochiale or municipale
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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.
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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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BET OF THE DAY 6/1 ADDYEBB 3.40 NEWBURY EACH-WAY FAMOUS FIVE facts you never knew about the Lockinge Stakes, run over a mile at Newbury 1 The race was first run in 1958 and named after a former civil parish, north of Newbury 2 Frankel won the Queen Anne Stakes and Lockinge in the same year (2012) 3 Lester Piggott has won the race six times as a jockey, Sir Michael Stoute seven times as a trainer 4 Godolphin have won the race eight times as owners, including four in the past five years 5 The race has Group 1 status but has been Group 2 and Group 3 level in its history THEY say a week is a long time in politics, as it is in horseracing seven days to be exact.
Pasteis de nata originated before the 18th century thanks to Catholic monks at the Jeronimos Monastery in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belem, in Lisbon.
VVGOOGLING a runner Ousden 6.15 Kempton A village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district of Suffolk, located six miles west of Bury St Edmunds and 70 miles from London.
On Sunday, reports said, citing criminologist Heriberto Janosch Gonzalez, that the woman is&nbsp;a Bulgarian waitress named Luisa Todorov.&nbsp;The 58-year-old and her husband were reportedly working at the Ocean Club resort in the Portuguese civil parish when the three-year-old went missing, the&nbsp;(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5099423/Police-investigating-Madeleine-McCann-scouring-Bulgaria.html) Daily Mail reported.
Fieldwork was undertaken by a team of senior technicians working with either ICE or ANIMAR, who contacted representatives of local development associations, schools, social solidarity private institutions, local councils for social action, cooperatives, mutualistic associations, local governments (civil parish governments and city councils), as well as other relevant actors engaging in local development processes in their territories.
The remaining 373 acres were then included in Bedworth civil parish and Urban District.
Wythall village and civil parish lies in Bromsgrove District, in the north-east corner of Worcestershire, but it borders both Solihull and Birmingham.
The application only relates to part of the area to include: Kirkheaton (part of the Kirkburton Civil Parish and encompassing the ward of Kirkheaton excluding the areas of Battyeford and Colne Bridge to the North-North East of the ward.
Mow Cop Castle, Cheshire Mow Cop Castle is a folly at Mow Cop in the civil parish of Odd Rode.
That could lead to an exodus of natives from the city, said Vasco Morgado, president of Santo Antonio civil parish, which includes several of Lisbon's historic quarters.