What does parson mean?

Definitions for parson
ˈpɑr sənpar·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curate, minister of religion, minister, parson, pastor, rectornoun

    a person authorized to conduct religious worship

    "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"

Wiktionary

  1. parsonnoun

    An Anglican cleric having full legal control of a parish under ecclesiastical law; a rector.

  2. parsonnoun

    A Protestant minister.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PARSONnoun

    Etymology: Derived either from persona, because the parson omnium personam in ecclesia sustinet; or from parocheanus, the parish priest.

    Abbot was preferred by king James to the bishoprick of Coventry and Litchfield, before he had been parson, vicar, or curate of any parish church. Edward Hyde.

    Sometimes comes she with a tithe pig’s tail,
    Tickling the parson as he lies a sleep;
    Then dreams he of another benefice. William Shakespeare.

Wikipedia

  1. Parson

    A parson is an ordained Christian person responsible for a small area, typically a parish. The term was formerly often used for some Anglican clergy and, more rarely, for ordained ministers in some other churches. It is no longer a formal term denoting a specific position within Anglicanism, but has some continued historical and colloquial use.In the pre-Reformation church, a parson was the priest of an independent parish church, that is, a church not under the control of a larger ecclesiastical or monastic organization. The term is similar to rector and is in contrast to a vicar, a cleric whose revenue is usually, at least partially, appropriated by a larger organisation. Today the term is normally used for some parish clergy of non-Roman Catholic churches, in particular in the Anglican tradition in which a parson is the incumbent of a parochial benefice: a parish priest or a rector; in this sense a parson can be compared with a vicar. The title parson can be applied to clergy from certain other denominations. A parson is often housed in a church-owned home known as a parsonage.

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  1. parson

    A parson is a member of the clergy, specifically in certain Christian denominations such as the Anglican Church; often used to refer to a parish priest. It can also mean a rector or a clergyman in the Protestant Episcopal Church.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parsonnoun

    a person who represents a parish in its ecclesiastical and corporate capacities; hence, the rector or incumbent of a parochial church, who has full possession of all the rights thereof, with the cure of souls

  2. Parsonnoun

    any clergyman having ecclesiastical preferment; one who is in orders, or is licensed to preach; a preacher

  3. Etymology: [OE. persone person, parson, OF. persone, F. personne person, LL. persona (sc. ecclesiae), fr. L. persona a person. See Person.]

Wikidata

  1. Parson

    In the pre-Reformation church, a parson is the priest of an independent parish church, that is, a parish church not under the control of a larger ecclesiastical or monastic organization. The term is similar to rector and is in contrast to a vicar, a cleric whose revenue is usually, at least partially, appropriated by a larger organization. Today the term is normally used for some parish clergy of non-Roman Catholic churches, in particular in the Anglican tradition in which a parson is the incumbent of a parochial benefice: a parish priest or a rector; in this sense a parson can be contrasted with a vicar. The title parson is also applied to clergy from other denominations. A parson is often housed in a church-owned home known as a rectory or parsonage.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Parson

    pär′sn, n. the priest or incumbent of a parish: a clergyman: one who is licensed to preach.—n. Par′sonage, the residence of the minister of a parish: (orig.) the house, lands, tithes, &c. set apart for the support of the minister of a parish.—adjs. Parson′ic, Par′sonish, pertaining to or like a parson. [O. Fr. persone—L. persōna, a person.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PARSON

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Parson is ranked #2727 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Parson surname appeared 13,209 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Parson.

    59.6% or 7,873 total occurrences were White.
    32.4% or 4,288 total occurrences were Black.
    3.9% or 518 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.6% or 351 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 100 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 79 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. aprons

  2. aspron

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parson in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of parson in a Sentence

  1. Jean Peters:

    The Missouri General Assembly and Gov. Parson deserve credit for creating a new legal avenue for a local prosecutor to seek relief, making it possible for an officer of the court to stand before a judge and argue to correct a grave wrong is a system of justice we can all stand behind.

  2. Robert Hoffman.Two:

    The newly-enacted statute in Missouri that allows this proceeding requires the judge to consider a very large volume of written material from the original trial and from prior habeas proceedings, so there is much more work for the court than just presiding over the hearing that took place this week, the Missouri General Assembly and Gov. Parson deserve credit for creating a new legal avenue for a local prosecutor to seek relief.

  3. Leana Wen:

    Just like the Trump administration and the state politicians they embolden, Missouri Governor Parson's inspections process has become just another vehicle to intimidate doctors like me and to push abortion out of reach for patients, none of this has one bit to do with patient health or safety, but rather, banning abortion.

  4. Sara Baker:

    With Governor Parson's decision to sign HB 126, Governor Parson joins the other out of touch Republican leaders who fail to protect the right to an abortion even in cases of rape and incest, this legislation puts politicians in the exam room and challenges the basic autonomy of Missourians.

  5. David Eisenberg:

    Unlike Missouri politicians who care little if their political quests harm women, it is my duty to protect and serve the patients that come here, no matter what, missouri Gov. Michael Parson should be ashamed of Missouri Gov. Michael Parson.

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