A simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson.(noun)
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Use "parable" in a sentence
"But before we come unto the matter, you shall first learn to understand what this word parable, which is a Greek word, and used in the Latin and"
"A parable is told in Matthew*** (a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning) about a man who owned a vineyard."
"Also, a parable is a work of fiction told to help teach a lesson."