What does parish mean?

Definitions for parishˈpær ɪʃ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word parish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. parish(noun)

    a local church community

  2. parish(noun)

    the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor

Wiktionary

  1. parish(Noun)

    In the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox and Catholic Church or certain civil government entities such as the state of Louisiana, an administrative part of a diocese that has its own church.

  2. parish(Noun)

    The community attending that church; the members of the parish.

  3. parish(Noun)

    A civil subdivision of a British county, often corresponding to an earlier ecclesiastical parish.

  4. parish(Noun)

    An administrative subdivision in Louisiana that is equivalent to a county in other U.S. states.

  5. Origin: paroisse, from parochia, from παρоικία, from πάρоικος, from παρά + οἶκος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parish(noun)

    that circuit of ground committed to the charge of one parson or vicar, or other minister having cure of souls therein

  2. Parish(noun)

    the same district, constituting a civil jurisdiction, with its own officers and regulations, as respects the poor, taxes, etc

  3. Parish(noun)

    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. Parish(noun)

    in Louisiana, a civil division corresponding to a county in other States

  5. Parish(adj)

    of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor

  6. Origin: [OE. parishe, paresche, parosche, OF. paroisse, parosse, paroiche, F. paroisse, L. parochia, corrupted fr. paroecia, Gr. paroiki`a, fr. pa`roikos dwelling beside or near; para` beside + o'i^kos a house, dwelling; akin to L. vicus village. See Vicinity, and cf. Parochial.]

Freebase

  1. Parish

    A parish is a church territorial unit constituting a division of a diocese. A parish is under the pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of a parish priest, who might be assisted by one or more curates, and who operates from a parish church. Historically, a parish often covered the same geographic area and shared the same name as a manor. By extension the term parish refers not only to the territorial unit but to the people of its community or congregation as well as to church property within it. In England this church property was technically in the ownership of the parish priest, vested in him on his institution to that parish.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Parish

    par′ish, n. a district under one pastor: an ecclesiastical district having officers of its own and supporting its own poor: the people of a parish.—adj. belonging or relating to a parish: employed or supported by the parish.—n. Parish′ioner, one who belongs to or is connected with a parish: a member of a parish church.—Parish clerk, the clerk or recording officer of a parish: the one who leads the responses in the service of the Church of England; Parish priest, a priest who has charge of a parish; Parish register, a book in which the births, marriages, and deaths of a parish are registered. [Fr. paroisse—L. parœcia—Gr. paroikiaparoikos, dwelling beside—para, beside, oikos, a dwelling.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'parish' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2756

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'parish' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1733

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'parish' in Nouns Frequency: #1004

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parish in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Shelley (Queen Mab):

    (Of Jesus): "A parish demogogue."

  2. David Clohessy:

    We urge O’Malley to use pulpit announcements, church bulletins and parish websites to beg other victims of Ronald Paquin to speak up and call police.

  3. Edward Chervenak:

    They've always considered Orleans Parish to be Orleans Parish, they need that get out the vote machine operating in the city to help overcome the deficit Mary Landrieu will face throughout the rest of the state.

  4. Christopher Ryan Heanue:

    The beautiful thing is that this woman found in this church - which is supposed to be a home for those in need -  this home for her child, a young couple in our parish would love to adopt this child and keep this gift in our community. It would make a great Christmas miracle.

  5. Pearson Cross:

    This election has not been about Bill Cassidy, this election has been about the negative press that the President has gotten and the ability of Bill Cassidy to tie Barack Obama and( Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid to Mary Landrieu. In this final act Saturday, the Louisiana race will test the limits of the vaunted Mary Landrieu turnout operation, particularly in Orleans Parish, which has been the family stronghold for generations. After Hurricane Katrina, Mary Landrieu operatives were vigilant about maintaining their voter data — scrubbing their voter files to make sure addresses and phone numbers were up to date after each purge of voters who had moved out of state by the Secretary of State's office. Landrieu's campaign also partnered with the Democratic Party to register scores of new voters across the state this year, focusing particularly on ushering new black voters into the party. In Saturday's election, it is hard to underestimate the importance of Landrieu's turnout operation in Orleans Parish, which encompasses the city of New Orleans.

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