Definition of parish
1a (1) : the ecclesiastical unit of area committed to one pastor (2) : the residents of such an areab British : a subdivision of a county often coinciding with an original ecclesiastical parish and constituting the unit of local government
2 : a local church community composed of the members or constituents of a Protestant church
3 : a civil division of the state of Louisiana corresponding to a county in other states
Examples of parish in a Sentence
The parish will be getting a new priest soon.
The parish has grown significantly in the last three years.
Recent Examples of parish from the Web
The Metropolis of Chicago consists of 34 parishes in Illinois and another 25 in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, northern Indiana and eastern Missouri.
The parish will host a dedication Mass, presided over by Archbishop William Lori, at 5 p.m. Saturday at the new complex, 7850 Parkside Blvd.
Yet the smaller move left many home bakers in a pickle when their Junior League and church parish cookbook recipes called for an 18.25-ounce cake mix as an ingredient.
These young people want to thank the community and parish for supporting the Youth Group Service project.
Beloved family, schoolmates, the Loveland community and St. Columban parish gathered to say goodbye.
Al-Anon Family Group 8 p.m. Haymarket Baptist Church, parish hall, 14800 Washington St., Haymarket.
ESTHFH was incorporated in 1992 to serve the eastern portion of St. Tammany parish.
In 1927, British statistician L. H. C. Tippett produced a table of 41,600 digits by culling the middle numerals from the area measurements of English parishes.
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PARISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of parish for English Language Learners
: an area that has its own local church and priest or minister
: the group of people who go to the church in a particular area
: an area in Louisiana that is like a county
PARISH Defined for Kids
Definition of parish for Students
1 : a section of a church district under the care of a priest or minister
2 : the people who attend a particular church
3 : a division in the state of Louisiana that is similar to a county in other states
Legal Definition of parish
: a civil division of the state of Louisiana corresponding to a county in other states
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