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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A party of the parishioners of a clergyman, who usually assemble at the elergyman's house, each guest bringing him a present, as some article of food or clothing or of household use; also, the custom of assembling for this purpose; sometimes, the things so presented. This custom prevails chiefly in rural regions.


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  • MRS. HOMESPUN -- "What'll we contribute to the minister's donation-party?"

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