(in England and, formerly, Wales) the administrative body of a parish See parish (sense 3)
noun 1. a building used by a church chiefly for administrative and social purposes. 2. (especially in the Roman Catholic Church) the residence of a cleric.
[puh-rish-uh-ner] /pəˈrɪʃ ə nər/ noun 1. one of the community or inhabitants of a parish. /pəˈrɪʃənə/ noun 1. a member of a particular parish n. mid-15c., with -er (1), from earlier parishen “parishioner” (c.1200), from Old French paroissien, parochien, from paroisse (see parish). Doublet form parochian was obsolete by 1700.
- Parish pump
adjective 1. of only local interest; parochial
noun, Ecclesiastical. 1. the register of the christenings, marriages, and burials in a parish. noun 1. a book in which the births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths in a parish are recorded