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Definition of "parsonage" [par•son•age]

  • The official residence usually provided by a church for its parson; a rectory. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "parsonage" in a sentence
  • "Until later that night they became more curious, decided to go over to his home, which is what they call a parsonage, because essentially it's owned by the church itself."
  • "The farmers about here consider him as rolling in wealth, and I must say that, though the parsonage is absolutely bare of luxuries, one is not there often unpleasantly reminded that the parson is a poor man."
  • "The attractive three-bedroom parsonage is located on the church property."