- 1A beneficed member of the clergy; a rector or a vicar.More example sentences
- But, for the modern Episcopalian, the country parson is probably an ideal figure, remote and more longed for than experienced.
- This seems especially true of recent fiction written by people who have never served a parish as its parson.
- You tell us not to believe what parsons say about religion.
- 1.1 • informal Any member of the clergy, especially a Protestant one.More example sentences
- While it was fronted largely by bluff Protestant parsons, it was backed by Stalin's branch office in the Australian Communist Party.
- But a Protestant parson also visited the place.
- Georg Frobenius's father was Christian Ferdinand Frobenius, a Protestant parson, and his mother was Christine Elizabeth Friedrich.
Middle English: from Old French persone, from Latin persona 'person' (in medieval Latin 'rector').