Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mean or illiterate parson; one of a class of vagabond clergymen formerly existing in England.

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Examples

  • A hedge-parson, or buckle-beggar, as that order of priesthood has been irreverently termed, sat on the Duke's left, and was easily distinguished by his torn band, flapped hat, and the remnants of a rusty cassock.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • A hedge-parson, or buckle-beggar, as that order of priesthood has been irreverently termed, sat on the Duke’s left, and was easily distinguished by his torn band, flapped hat, and the remnants of a rusty cassock.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

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