What does parish mean?

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ˈpær ɪʃparish

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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.

    Etymology: paroisse, from parochia, from παρоικία, from πάρоικος, from παρά + οἶκος.

  2. parish(Noun)

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

    Etymology: paroisse, from parochia, from παρоικία, from πάρоικος, from παρά + οἶκος.

  3. parish(Noun)

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

    Etymology: paroisse, from parochia, from παρоικία, from πάρоικος, from παρά + οἶκος.

  4. parish(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Parish(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Parish(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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

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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

Examples of parish in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Ryan Heanue:

    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.

  2. Danny Lavergne:

    Southwestern Louisiana could get 15-20 inches of rain from Harvey. Flash floods warnings went into effect through Thursday as areas along the coast faced tropical storm warnings. Flooding has already taken over localized streets since Sunday, The Weather Channel reported. An emergency response official in a coastal Louisiana parish said the threat of flooding from Harvey's torrential rains could be new ground for us. Harvey has been blamed for at least five confirmed deaths, including a woman killed Monday in the town of Porter, northeast of Houston, when a large oak tree dislodged by heavy rains toppled onto her trailer home. In addition, a Houston television station reported Monday that six family members were believed to have drowned when their van was swept away by floodwaters. The KHOU report was attributed to three family members the station did not identify. No bodies have been recovered. The flooding was so widespread that the levels of city waterways have either equaled or surpassed those of Tropical Storm Allison from 2001, and no major highway has been spared some overflow.The city's normally bustling business district was virtually deserted Monday, with emergency vehicles making up most of the traffic. Most businesses were closed. In Louisiana, Danny Lavergne, director of Cameron Parish's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said approximately 30 roads in the parish were covered with water but remained passable by Monday morning. It's far from being over.

  3. 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.

  4. John Bel Edwards:

    First of all, I'm not comfortable in saying that I'm happy with the time that has elapsed. But I'm aware that there are reasons for that. And there's an approach that has been taken for as long as anybody can remember when you have criminal investigations that are ongoing, as to the sequence of events, and whether that continues to be the most appropriate approach to that I'm not sure, i do know that it is a matter of public record once the authorities who are conducting the investigations, which happen to be the DA and Union Parish, but also the US Department of Justice for civil rights violation.

  5. Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre:

    This is probably one of the worst domestic violence incidents I've seen in quite a while, for a young man to walk into a bedroom and kill his mother and his father, and then kill friends in Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard that Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard had a connection with.

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