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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.
References in classic literature ?
Just as he was falling asleep, he heard two men passing by, chatting together; and one said to the other, 'How can we rob that rich parson's house of his silver and gold?' 'I'll tell you!' cried Tom.
'What noise was that?' said the thief, frightened; 'I'm sure I heard someone speak.' They stood still listening, and Tom said, 'Take me with you, and I'll soon show you how to get the parson's money.' 'But where are you?' said they.
Presently he was met by an elderly parson astride on a gray mare, who, as he rode, hummed a wandering tune.
"I'll buy some fowls from Farmer Brown," said she, "and they will lay eggs each morning, which I will sell to the parson's wife.
"That's all right, Daylight," one Curly Parson interposed soothingly.
This story reminds us that besides being a parson Herbert was a courtier and a fine gentleman.
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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."
This story caused a vast quantity of blood to rush into the parson's face, which of itself was none of the palest; and he was going to reply with great warmth and anger, had not Mrs Blifil, who was present at this debate, interposed.
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.