a local church community
the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor
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.
The community attending that church; the members of the parish.
A civil subdivision of a British county, often corresponding to an earlier ecclesiastical parish.
An administrative subdivision in Louisiana that is equivalent to a county in other U.S. states.
Origin: paroisse, from parochia, from παρоικία, from πάρоικος, from παρά + οἶκος.
that circuit of ground committed to the charge of one parson or vicar, or other minister having cure of souls therein
the same district, constituting a civil jurisdiction, with its own officers and regulations, as respects the poor, taxes, etc
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
in Louisiana, a civil division corresponding to a county in other States
of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor
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.]
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
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. paroikia—paroikos, dwelling beside—para, beside, oikos, a dwelling.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'parish' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2756
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'parish' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1733
Rank popularity for the word 'parish' in Nouns Frequency: #1004
The numerical value of parish in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of parish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
(Of Jesus): "A parish demogogue."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- parròquiaCatalan, Valencian
- paroĥano, paroĥoEsperanto
- congregación, feligreses, parroquiaSpanish
- اهل محلهPersian
- paroisse, communeFrench
- paraisteScottish Gaelic
- parrocchia, parrocchiani, comuneItalian
- околија, парохија, парохијани, округMacedonian
- sogn, soknNorwegian
- parochie, parochianenDutch
- soknNorwegian Nynorsk
- parafia, parafianin, parafiankaPolish
- paróquia, paroquianosPortuguese
- enorie, parohie, comunăRomanian
- прихожане, гражданский округ, округ, церковный приход, пастваRussian
- församling, sockenSwedish
- giáo xứ, xãVietnamese
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