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Definition of "parishioner" [pa•rish•ion•er]

  • A member of a parish. (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 "parishioner" in a sentence
  • "In a September 11 article in the leading French newspaper Le Monde, titled "Sarah Palin, a funny kind of parishioner" (Sarah Palin, une drôle de paroisienne) sociologist Yannick Fer gives a competent overview of the Charismatic movement to which Palin belongs, but his conclusion is widely off the mark:"
  • "All the Goys are ganging up on what Jon Snow called his 'parishioner'."
  • "This Henderson had, I believe, read The Nether World, or one of the books dealing with the kind of parishioner with whom he was acquainted, and had written to Gissing."