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parish


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Parish  \Par"ish\,  n.  [OE.  parishe,  paresche  parosche  OF 
  paroisse  parosse  paroiche  F.  paroisse  L.  parochia, 
  corrupted  fr  paroecia  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  dwelling  beside  or  near 
  ?  beside  +  ?  a  house,  dwelling;  akin  to  L.  vicus  village.  See 
  {Vicinity},  and  cf  {Parochial}.] 
  1.  (Eccl.  &  Eng.  Law) 
  a  That  circuit  of  ground  committed  to  the  charge  of  one 
  parson  or  vicar,  or  other  minister  having  cure  of 
  souls  therein.  --Cowell. 
  b  The  same  district,  constituting  a  civil  jurisdiction, 
  with  its  own  officers  and  regulations,  as  respects  the 
  poor,  taxes,  etc 
 
  Note:  Populous  and  extensive  parishes  are  now  divided,  under 
  various  parliamentary  acts  into  smaller  ecclesiastical 
  districts  for  spiritual  purposes.  --Mozley  &  W. 
 
  2.  An  ecclesiastical  society,  usually  not  bounded  by 
  territorial  limits,  but  composed  of  those  persons  who 
  choose  to  unite  under  the  charge  of  a  particular  priest, 
  clergyman,  or  minister;  also  loosely,  the  territory  in 
  which  the  members  of  a  congregation  live.  [U.  S.] 
 
  3.  In  Louisiana,  a  civil  division  corresponding  to  a  county 
  in  other  States. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Parish  \Par"ish\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  parish;  parochial;  as  a  parish  church; 
  parish  records;  a  parish  priest;  maintained  by  the  parish; 
  as  parish  poor.  --Dryden. 
 
  {Parish  clerk}. 
  a  The  clerk  or  recording  officer  of  a  parish. 
  b  A  layman  who  leads  in  the  responses  and  otherwise  assists 
  in  the  service  of  the  Church  of  England. 
 
  {Parish  court},  in  Louisiana,  a  court  in  each  parish. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  parish 
  n  1:  a  local  church  community 
  2:  the  local  subdivision  of  a  diocese  committed  to  one  pastor 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Parish,  NY  (village,  FIPS  56341) 
  Location:  43.40431  N,  76.12894  W 
  Population  (1990):  473  (181  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  13131 




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