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definition of the word parish

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Old French paroisse, from Late Latin parochia, from Ancient Greek παρоικία (paroikia), a dwelling abroad), from πάρоικος (paroikos), neighboring, foreigner), from παρά (para), beside) + οἶκος (oikos), house).

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parish

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parishes

parish (plural parishes)

  1. In the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox and Catholic Church or certain civil government entities such as the state of Louisiana, an administrative part of a diocese that has its own church.
  2. The community attending that church; the members of the parish.
  3. A civil subdivision of a British county, often corresponding to an earlier ecclesiastical parish.
  4. An administrative subdivision in Louisiana that is equivalent to a county in other U.S. states.


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