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In the pre-Reformation church, a parson is the priest of an independent parish church, that is, a parish church not under the control of a larger ecclesiastical or monastic organization. The term is similar to rector and is in contrast to a vicar, a cleric whose revenue is usually, at least partially, appropriated by a larger organization. Today the term is normally used for some parish clergy of non-Roman Catholic churches, in particular in the Anglican tradition in which a parson is the incumbent of a parochial benefice: a parish priest or a rector; in this sense a parson can be compared with a vicar. The title parson can be applied to clergy from certain other Protestant denominations. A parson is often housed in a church-owned home known as a parsonage. .

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Definitions of "parson"

  • An Anglican cleric with full legal control of a parish under ecclesiastical law; a rector. noun
  • A member of the clergy, especially a Protestant minister. noun
  • An Anglican cleric having full legal control of a parish under ecclesiastical law; a rector. noun
  • A Protestant minister. noun
  • A person who represents a parish in its ecclesiastical and corporate capacities; hence, the rector or incumbent of a parochial church, who has full possession of all the rights thereof, with the cure of souls. noun
  • Any clergyman having ecclesiastical preferment; one who is in orders, or is licensed to preach; a preacher. noun
  • A person. noun
  • The person in holy orders who has the charge or cure of souls in a parish; the incumbent of a parochial benefice. noun
  • A clergyman in general; a man licensed to preach: often used colloquially, or with a touch of contempt: as, a fox-hunting parson. noun
  • A tiny finch of Brazil, Spermophila minuta. noun
  • The parson-bird or poe-bird. noun
  • Synonyms Clergyman, Priest, etc. See minister, n. noun
  • a person authorized to conduct religious worship noun

The word "parson" in example sentences

Now my friend the parson is the outgrowth of the New England theocracy, about the simplest, purest, and least objectionable state of society that the world ever saw.. [Oldtown Folks]

So that one of his Oxford friends, as he traveled through Childrey, inquiring for his diversion of some of the people, Who was their minister, and how they liked him? received this answer: Our parson is one Mr. Pococke, a plain honest man.. [A Reader's Manifesto]

I am nothing but 'th' parson 'to these people, and' th 'parson' is one for whom they have little respect and no sympathy.. [That Lass o' Lowrie's: A Lancashire Story]

The parson is my intimate friend, and it is easy for me to see that he has designs for the good of my soul, for which I sincerely love him.. [Oldtown Folks]

The parson was the only living soul left near the building in five minutes.. [Robbery Under Arms]

After mature consideration he made up his mind that the parson should be his ambassador.. [The Kellys and the O'Kellys]

The parson was a little, meagre, black-looking man, with a grizzled wig that was too wide, and stood off from each ear; so that his head seemed to have shrunk away within it, like a dried filbert in its shell.. [The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon]

THE death of the parson was the commencement of a new era in the history of his slaves.. [Clotel; or, The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States. By William Wells Brown, A Fugitive Slave, Author of "Three Years in Europe." With a Sketch of the Author's Life]

I have my own views; and if they are relaxed and out of order now and then, why, the parson is the man to apply to, and not the baron.. [Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844]

When Miss Kitty burst into tears the parson was a little astonished as well as distressed.. [Tales from Many Sources Vol. V]

The parson is a splendid little chap, utterly cocksure of a lot of things I take good care not to discuss too deeply with him.. [Sweetapple Cove]

"Well, I always thought that bein 'a parson was a dead easy job, and a nice clean job too.". [Hepsey Burke]

Pepper in those days, because he couldn't be called a parson; he was more like a pirate.. [Over the Top]

As usual, when he stepped down from the choir, slowly, impressively, pausing for a moment before he turned to the Lectern, strangers whispered to one another, "That's a handsome parson, that is.". [The Cathedral]

'Henry,' says she, 'the parson is the Lord's anointed.. [The Fourth Watch]

To Sheila, her senses dulled by the drowsiness that was stealing over her, it appeared that the parson was a foe to Science.. [The Trail to Yesterday]

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Parson Word Data

  • Pronunciations(pärˈsən)
  • Character6
  • Hyphenation par son


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