from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Parsons, Talcott 1902-1979. American sociologist noted for developing the structural-functional approach to studying social systems.
  • Parsons, William. Third Earl of Rosse. 1800-1867. British astronomer known for his improvements to telescope construction.

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  • proper n. A surname.

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  • n. United States sociologist (1902-1979)


An occupational surname for a child or a servant of a parson. (Wiktionary)



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