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  • n. parsons collectively; the world of parsons i.e. the established church

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being a parson.
  • n. The clergy.

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Examples

  • Now the archdeacon was not exactly adorned; but he was so thoroughly imbued with high clerical belongings and sacerdotal fitnesses as to appear always as a walking, sitting, or standing impersonation of parsondom.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • Grace, as she entered the room, he appeared to be a personation of parsondom in its severest aspect.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • She had selected him, and she was by no means inclined to give him up, even though his sins against parsondom were grievous.

    Framley Parsonage

  • But his sins against parsondom were becoming very grievous in her eyes, and she was at a loss to know what steps to take.

    Framley Parsonage

  • But you know as well as I do that other people won't do the like, and five-sixths of women will stop in the doll stage of evolution to be the stronghold of parsondom, the drag on civilisation, the degradation of every important pursuit with which they mix themselves -- "intrigues" in politics, and "friponnes" in science.

    Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 1

  • Grace, as she entered the room, he appeared to be an impersonation of parsondom in its severest aspect.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • a walking, sitting, or standing impersonation of parsondom.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • But you know as well as I do that other people won't do the like, and five-sixths of women will stop in the doll stage of evolution to be the stronghold of parsondom, the drag on civilisation, the degradation of every important pursuit with which they mix themselves ” "intrigues" in politics, and

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

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