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Definition of Parish

Parish

  1. That circuit of ground committed to the charge of one parson or vicar, or other minister having cure of souls therein.
  2. The same district, constituting a civil jurisdiction, with its own officers and regulations, as respects the poor, taxes, etc.
  3. 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.
  4. In Louisiana, a civil division corresponding to a county in other States.
  5. Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor.

Parish Quotations

I look upon the whole world as my parish.
John Wesley

If you have a priest that is pushing social justice, go find another parish. Go alert your bishop.
Glenn Beck

I just wanted to be an ordinary parish priest.
Martin Scorsese

Once in my childhood I had been eager to learn Irish; I thought to get leave to take lessons from an old Scripture-reader who spent a part of his time in the parish of Killinane, teaching such scholars as he could find to read their own language in the hope that they might turn to the only book then being printed in Irish, the Bible.
Lady Gregory

I once saw my mother playing Mary Magdalene in a parish event. But she had to put the role aside in order to go and front the choir who were singing at the same occasion. She left the stage halfway through the Crucifixion.
Fiona Shaw
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Parish Translations

parish in Dutch is parochie
parish in Finnish is seurakunta
parish in French is paroisse
parish in German is Gemeinde, Kirchgemeinde
parish in Spanish is parroquia
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