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also Par·see  (pär′sē, pär-sē′)
n. pl. Par·sis also Par·sees
A member of a Zoroastrian religious sect in India.

[Persian Pārsī, from Pārs, Persia, from Old Persian Pārsā.]

Par′sism (-sĭz′əm) n.
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Noun1.Parsi - a member of a monotheistic sect of Zoroastrian originParsi - a member of a monotheistic sect of Zoroastrian origin; descended from the Persians; now found in western India
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
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Such is also the stage that the Parsi Theatre fabricated after Indian audiences became enamoured of the proscenium arch and its possibilities.
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Feroza, a Parsi girl from Pakistan, is sent to America for a vacation when her mother fears she is becoming closed-minded.
Jacques Parsi presents Manoel de Oliviera's numerous projects and feature films, from his first documentaries and the famous breakthrough film Aniki-Bobo (1942) to the recent, autobiographical film Porto da minha infancia (2001).
On the auspicious occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani extended warm greetings to the Parsi community and wished them a prosperous year filled with peace and joy.
President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Pir Noorul Haq Qadri besides the representatives of the Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Parsi and Bahai community addressed a minority day reception.
"We are very excited to have formally engaged Maxim Group as our strategic financial advisor, and banker " stated Joey Parsi, co-Chief Executive Officer of Giggles N Hugs.
Demi Chef Parsi Bhasker of Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai was declared the silver winner in the Demi Chef of the Year category at Hozpitality Group's 2nd Middle East Chef Excellence Awards held in Dubai recently.
Talking to media, Lal said that properties belonged to minorities communities had been occupied and large buildings had been erected on the sites of worship places of Hindus, Sikh, Parsi and other non-Muslim after demolition.
KARACHI -- Karachi Blind Cricket Team thrashed Multan Blind Cricket Team by 8 wickets in the final match of Meezan Cup Cricket Tournament for the Blind played at At Karachi Parsi Institute (KPI) Ground.
BVS Parsi High School claimed second position while Reflections School also finished on the podium securing third position in boy's event.