pa·​rish·​ion·​er | \ pə-ˈri-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce parishioner (audio) \

Definition of parishioner

: a member or inhabitant of a parish

Examples of parishioner in a Sentence

the parishioners of First Baptist Church

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Ansay is also planning to add a roundabout driveway in front of the church, as well as an additional 60 on-street parking stalls for church parishioners. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Developer needs public financing and historic designation to convert a Port Washington school into apartments," 1 July 2019 They were also galvanized by the 2015 killing of eight black parishioners and their pastor at Emanuel AME church, by Dylann Roof, a man who professed white supremacy. Tariro Mzezewa, New York Times, "Enslaved People Lived Here. These Museums Want You to Know.," 26 June 2019 The settlement will be covered by insurance, donations from parishioners and diocese property sales. Fox News, "Victims of Montana clergy sex abuse vote on $20M settlement," 31 July 2018 When Lee was suspended, an archdiocese statement was read to the congregations of every church where Lee had worked, in an effort to keep parishioners informed. Gregory Tejeda, Daily Southtown, "Priest restored to East Lakeview parish post after being cleared of Midlothian-based misconduct allegations," 16 June 2019 Ellwanger said the diocese had never previously received a complaint about Danner and his removal divided parishioners in Humboldt, a town of 4,700 people. Ryan J. Foley, The Seattle Times, "Diocese removed Iowa priest after girl reported touching," 20 Nov. 2018 Bob was a devout catholic and active parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Simsbury for 52 years, was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the West Hartford Squires Club., "Robert L. Snediker," 9 June 2019 One of the documents has a note scribbled in pencil in the margin saying that King was present when a parishioner was raped in a hotel room. The Economist, "FBI files suggest MLK was more complicated than his myth," 8 June 2019 Within months, the 3rd edition of the Messale Romano will be printed and available for parishioners to use. Fox News, "Pope Francis made this big change to Lord's Prayer," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of parishioner

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parishioner

Middle English parisshoner, probably modification of Anglo-French parochien, from paroche

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English Language Learners Definition of parishioner

: a person who goes to a particular local church : a person who belongs to a parish


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Kids Definition of parishioner

: a member of a particular church

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