Associations to the word «Parish»


PARISH, noun. In the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church or certain civil government entities such as the state of Louisiana, an administrative part of a diocese that has its own church.
PARISH, noun. The community attending that church; the members of the parish.
PARISH, noun. (US) 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.
PARISH, noun. A civil subdivision of a British county, often corresponding to an earlier ecclesiastical parish.
PARISH, noun. An administrative subdivision in Louisiana that is equivalent to a county in other U.S. states.
PARISH, verb. (transitive) To place (an area, or rarely a person) into one or more parishes.
PARISH, verb. (intransitive) To visit residents of a parish.
PARISH, verb. Pronunciation spelling of perish, representing English.
PARISH ASSEMBLIES, noun. Plural of parish assembly
PARISH ASSEMBLY, noun. (Jersey) (government) the decision-making body of local government, comprising ratepayers and electors of the parish
PARISH CHURCH, noun. A church which acts as the religious centre of a parish; the basic administrative unit of episcopal churches.
PARISH HOUSE, noun. (US) a rectory or vicarage
PARISH REGISTER, noun. A book, held in a parish church, in which baptisms, marriages and burials are recorded.

Dictionary definition

PARISH, noun. A local church community.
PARISH, noun. The local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor.

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