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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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