Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a parish.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An inhabitant or member of a parish; especially, one who attends or is a member of a parish church; a member of a parish,in any sense.Seeparish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who belongs to, or is connected with, a parish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A member of a parish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a member of a parish

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from parishon, parishioner, from Old French parochien, from parroche, parish; see parish.]

Examples

  • In a September 11 article in the leading French newspaper Le Monde, titled "Sarah Palin, a funny kind of parishioner" (Sarah Palin, une drôle de paroisienne) sociologist Yannick Fer gives a competent overview of the Charismatic movement to which Palin belongs, but his conclusion is widely off the mark:

    Scott Atran: Religion in America: Why Many Democrats and Europeans Don't Get It

  • All the Goys are ganging up on what Jon Snow called his 'parishioner'.

    Lord Levy Oozes Hypocrisy

  • This Henderson had, I believe, read The Nether World, or one of the books dealing with the kind of parishioner with whom he was acquainted, and had written to Gissing.

    The Private Life of Henry Maitland

  • The Rev. Kevin Farmer said Wood was "the kind of parishioner I would wish for."

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  • The Rev. Kevin Farmer said Wood was "the kind of parishioner I would wish for."

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  • The Rev. Kevin Farmer said Wood was "the kind of parishioner I would wish for."

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  • The Rev. Kevin Farmer said Wood was "the kind of parishioner I would wish for."

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  • It's about facilitating the relationship between the divine and the student, or "parishioner," as we Christians might say.

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  • After Mass at Holy Family Catholic Community Church, the Rev. Kevin Farmer said Francis Billotti Wood was "the kind of parishioner I would wish for."

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  • After Mass at Holy Family Catholic Community Church, the Rev. Kevin Farmer said Francis Billotti Wood was "the kind of parishioner I would wish for."

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