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parish

par´ish   Pronunciation: păr´ĭsh
n.1.
1.(Eccl. & Eng. Law) That circuit of ground committed to the charge of one parson or vicar, or other minister having cure of souls therein.
2.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.
3.In Louisiana, a civil division corresponding to a county in other States.
a.1.Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor.
Parish clerk
a - The clerk or recording officer of a parish
b - A layman who leads in the responses and otherwise assists in the service of the Church of England.
Parish court
in Louisiana, a court in each parish.
Noun1.parishparish - a local church community
2.parish - the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor

PARISH. A district of country of different extents. In the ecclesiastical law it signified the territory committed to the charge of a parson, vicar, or other minister. Ayl. Parerg. 404; 2 Bl. Com. 112. In Louisiana, the state is divided into parishes.

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