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

  • n. A member of a parish.

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  • n. A member of a parish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of a parish


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.


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

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  • 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.

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  • The Rev. Kevin Farmer said 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." News Updates

  • Dahm makes a few phone calls on behalf of Silvia, a parishioner whose husband is being held in a suburban jail after having been arrested for allegedly possessing a shotgun.

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  • “God is the same no matter where you go,” agrees another elderly white parishioner, who describes himself as “very contented” at St. Frances of Rome.

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  • “The local UCC church is booming because kids like going there,” explains a Trinity parishioner.

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  • Another parishioner describes St. Pius as “a common point in the Hispanic community,” and a place where the culture immigrant Mexicans have had to leave behind is nurtured and preserved: “This parish is Mexican, and it reminds you of your Spanish-speaking country.”

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