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[puh-rish-uh-ner] /pəˈrɪʃ ə nər/

one of the community or inhabitants of a parish.
a member of a particular parish

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.


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