parsonage

noun
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

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Adam Chodorow, an Arizona State University law professor, is convinced the parsonage exemption violates the First Amendment. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "Secular leader in Phoenix area plans to challenge IRS on tax break for clergy, ministers," 7 Aug. 2019 It’s Methodist moving day today in North Alabama, the day when dozens of ministers move in to a new office at a new church, and often to a new parsonage. al.com, "Methodist moving day: pastors unpack at new churches," 3 July 2019 The tax break, commonly called the parsonage exemption, reduces federal revenue by $700 million a year, according to estimates from Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation. Erica Snow, WSJ, "Religious Groups, Atheists Clash Over Tax-Free Housing for Clergy," 24 Oct. 2018 With the church, its parking lot and a parsonage situated on the front portion of the property, most of the acreage is located behind the existing buildings, according to materials submitted to the village from the Development team. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Zion Woods affordable housing development back on the docket in Deerfield," 25 June 2018 Reared in her grandfather’s shotgun-shack parsonage, Dovey was profoundly influenced by her grandmother, who despite having only a third-grade education became a revered member of the community. Margalit Fox, BostonGlobe.com, "Dovey Johnson Roundtree, barrier-breaking lawyer, 104," 23 May 2018 Reared in her grandfather’s shotgun-shack parsonage in one of Charlotte’s black districts, Dovey was profoundly influenced by her grandmother, who despite having only a third-grade education became a revered member of the community. Margalit Fox, New York Times, "Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Barrier-Breaking Lawyer, Dies at 104," 21 May 2018 Located in the town of West Tisbury, this unique two building residence used to be a parsonage and church before it was fully restored and renovated into a beautiful three-bedroom Airbnb rental that can sleep up to six comfortably. Lyndsey Matthews, Country Living, "This Converted Church is The Airbnb of Our Dreams," 28 Apr. 2017 The Steinbauers sold the house to the church next door, then First Assembly of God, for use as a parsonage in 1971 and the Everetts bought it in 2011. Patti Restivo, Howard County Times, "A classsic reborn," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of parsonage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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parsonage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of parsonage

: the house in which a parson lives

parsonage

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

Kids Definition of parsonage

: a house provided by a church for its pastor to live in

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