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Definition of "parish" []

  • An administrative part of a diocese that has its own church in the Anglican, Roman Catholic, and some other churches. (noun)
  • The members of such a parish; a religious community attending one church. (noun)
  • A political subdivision of a British county, usually corresponding in boundaries to an original ecclesiastical parish. (noun)
  • An administrative subdivision in Louisiana that corresponds to a county in other U.S. states. (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 "parish" in a sentence
  • "CJ Awesome (Crasser than thou …): More importantly, who is … mrbuu82 (Craft of the blog …): @parish: NEEDS MOAR STAR … parish (Craft of the blog …): What, my G.I. Joe comment …"
  • "It seems to me that perhaps the term “mission territory” has to be added to the term parish so that the priest and Christians who live in a determined place can enter into a dynamic of announcing the Gospel."
  • "-- The English reader must not suppose the term parish school to mean what the same term would mean if used in England."