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parish register Line breaks: par¦ish regis|ter

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of parish register in English:


A book recording christenings, marriages, and burials at a parish church.
Example sentences
  • Eleven years later the parish register records the burial of the poet's only son.
  • The accuracy of the records of those buried in the churchyard depended on the diligence of the parish clerk in keeping the parish register and the burial of those with unorthodox religious or social views often went unrecorded.
  • From the parish register of the church of Saint-Louis de Versailles we know that his father, Nicolas, was a grocer.
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