a building used by a church chiefly for administrative and social purposes.
(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
[puh-rizh-uh n, -ree-zhuh n, -riz-ee-uh n] /pəˈrɪʒ ən, -ˈri ʒən, -ˈrɪz i ən/ noun 1. a native or inhabitant of , France. adjective 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of , France. /pəˈrɪzɪən/ adjective 1. of or relating to Paris or its inhabitants noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Paris 1520s (n.), 1610s (adj.), […]