(NZ, informal) a social occasion where each person in a group pays for his or her own entertainment or meal
[pahr-nis] /ˈpɑr nɪs/ noun 1. Mollie (Mollie Parnis Livingston) 1905–1992, U.S. fashion designer.
[Sephardic Hebrew paw-raw-khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew puh-roh-khes] /Sephardic Hebrew pɔˈrɔ xɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew pəˈroʊ xɛs/ noun, Hebrew. 1. . [Sephardic Hebrew paw-raw-khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew puh-roh-khes] /Sephardic Hebrew pɔˈrɔ xɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew pəˈroʊ xɛs/ noun, Hebrew. 1. a richly embroidered curtain that hangs in front of the Holy Ark in a synagogue.
[puh-roh-kee-uh l] /pəˈroʊ ki əl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or financially supported by one or more church parishes: parochial churches in Great Britain. 2. of or relating to parochial schools or the education they provide. 3. very limited or narrow in scope or outlook; provincial: parochial views; a parochial mentality. /pəˈrəʊkɪəl/ adjective 1. narrow […]
noun, Anglican Church. 1. the ruling body of a parish, composed of the vicar, the churchwardens, and elected laypersons. noun 1. (Church of England) an elected body of lay representatives of the members of a parish that administers the affairs of the parish