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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

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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Blick before Your Reverence come into the parish, and been at the ringin' o' every bell, and the diggin' o' every grave, and sung i' the choir long afore Bartle Massey come from nobody knows where, wi' his counter-singin' and fine anthems, as puts everybody out but himself--one takin' it up after another like sheep a-bleatin' i' th' fold.
Mrs Deborah is introduced into the parish with a simile.
Macey, clerk of the parish, shook his head, and asked if anybody was ever known to go off in a fit and not fall down.
"Yes, sir," said I; "him too; late of this parish."