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parish

Syllabification: par·ish
Pronunciation: /ˈperiSH
 
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Definition of parish in English:

noun

1(In the Christian Church) a small administrative district typically having its own church and a priest or pastor: [as modifier]: a parish church
More example sentences
  • Many of these lay candidates are already deeply involved in church ministry: in parishes, on diocesan staffs, as chaplains on campuses, in hospitals, and in jails.
  • We should pray for renewal explicitly, as individuals, small Christian communities, parishes, and dioceses.
  • In the mainline churches, certain parishes have refused pastoral care to victims and their families.
Synonyms
1.1US (In Louisiana) a territorial division corresponding to a county in other states.
Example sentences
  • Alford provided a listing of floristic surveys for counties in Mississippi and parishes in Louisiana.
  • There are nearly 4,500 registered sex offenders living in the 14 Louisiana parishes hit by Katrina.
  • But you have to understand, inside the parishes of Louisiana, most of those city governments were victims.

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French and Old French paroche, from late Latin parochia, from Greek paroikia 'sojourning', based on para- 'beside, subsidiary' + oikos 'dwelling'.

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