Parsons

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Par·​sons | \ ˈpär-sᵊnz How to pronounce Parsons (audio) \

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Talcott 1902–1979 American sociologist

Parsons

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Definition of Parsons (Entry 2 of 2)

William 1800–1867 3rd Earl of Rosse Irish astronomer

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