par·​son·​age | \ ˈpär-s(ə-)nij How to pronounce parsonage (audio) , ˈpär-sə-nij \

Definition of parsonage

: the house provided by a church for its pastor

Examples of parsonage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The subtle shake of the elegant, handheld camerawork becomes more pronounced outdoors, as though caught in the blustery dampness of the moors outside Haworth parsonage, the Brontë residence. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 15 Sep. 2022 Flowers’s dad was an associate pastor, so her family lived in a parsonage on church property. ELLE, 11 Aug. 2022 Or that the church, its hall and parsonage once sat in open countryside. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 23 July 2022 The United Evangelical Sunday school building was constructed separately from the church and its parsonage. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 23 July 2022 In 1877, a parsonage was built to the north of the church. Evan Casey, Journal Sentinel, 10 June 2022 Someone else must have a farm, or a parsonage, or something. Ginny Hogan, The New Yorker, 26 Apr. 2022 In the center of Hebron is Gale House, which was built in 1824 and has been used over the decades as a home and a parsonage. Susan Dunne,, 24 Mar. 2022 After a few years of living in the parsonage, Gilbert bought a large house in South Shore, a formerly white neighborhood near the University of Chicago. The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of parsonage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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27 Sep 2022

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“Parsonage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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par·​son·​age | \ ˈpär-sə-nij How to pronounce parsonage (audio) \

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