Parish

[Catholic Church] In the Roman Catholic Church, a parish is the lowest ecclesiastical geographical subdivision: from ecclesiastical province to diocese to deanery to parish. ==Requirements== A parish needs two things under common law to become a parish. First, a body of Catholics within a fixed boundary and a named priest with responsibilit
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Parish

[disambiguation] A parish is a territorial unit used for ecclesiastical administration and, derived from that, A parish may also refer to a secular local government administrative entity: ...
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parish

[n] - the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor 2. [n] - a local church community
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parish

In Britain, a subdivision of a county often coinciding with an original territorial subdivision in Christian church administration, served by a parish church. In the USA, the parish is an...
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Parish

Every county is divided into area called 'parishes', each served by a parish church and a priest. Some large parishes may have more than one church, with the smaller ones called chapels-of-ease. The pattern of parishes is often complicated. Many of the larger old parishes have been divided to form several new parishes. In more recent times some sma
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Parish

a district supporting its own established church and minister. Parish records are an invaluable archive source. The National Statistical Account is based on parish records, and the statutory lists are still compiled on the basis of parish boundaries. see heritors
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Parish

The group of people of a certain area who are organized into a local, self-supporting church. Sometimes the word is used to refer to the geographic region around a church.
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Parish

Par'ish noun [ Middle English parishe , paresche , parosche , Old French paroisse , parosse , paroiche , French paroisse , Latin parochia , corrupted from paroecia , Greek ..., from ... dwelling beside or near; para` beside
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Parish

Par'ish adjective Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor. Dryden. Parish clerk . (a) The clerk or recording officer of a parish . (b)
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parish

1. That circuit of ground committed to the charge of one parson or vicar, or other minister having cure of souls therein. The same district, constituting a civil jurisdiction, with its own officers and regulations, as respects the poor, taxes, etc. ... Populous and extensive parishes are now divided, under various parliamentary acts, into smaller e
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parish

noun a local church community
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parish

noun the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor
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Parish

• (n.) In Louisiana, a civil division corresponding to a county in other States. • (n.) An ecclesiastical society, usually not bounded by territorial limits, but composed of those persons who choose to unite under the charge of a particular priest, clergyman, or minister; also, loosely, the territory in which the members of a congregation
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parish

(from the article `Louisiana`) Local self-government in Louisiana followed the Virginia system of county government. The parish (county), the municipality, and the special district ...
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parish

(from the article `United Kingdom`) ...government, each with its own responsibilities, whereas other areas have only a single tier or two tiers. Throughout England, parish and town ... Parish and town councils form the lowest tier of local government in England. Parishes are civil subdivisions, usually centred on a village or small ... ...
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parish

in some Christian church polities, a geographic unit served by a pastor or priest. It is a subdivision of a diocese.[6 related articles]
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Parish

[administrative division] A parish is an administrative division used by several countries. In the British Isles it is known as a civil parish to distinguish it from the ecclesiastical parish. ...
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Parish

A parish is a territorial unit historically under the pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of one parish priest, who might be assisted in his pastoral duties by a curate or curates - also priests but not the parish priest - from a more or less central parish church with its associated organization. It often covered the same geographic area as t
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parish

  1. a local church community
  2. the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor

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Parish

It refers to the geographical area which is possesed or served by the church as an administrative division. Previously it was measured by the proximity of travel by the people living in the area. In louisiana, the parish is refered equivalent to the government of country as people form a group headed by certain priest or clergyman with no territory
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parish

n. 1) a geographic area served by a church (particularly Catholic) originally measured by whether people living in the area could walk to the church. 2) in Louisiana, the governmental equivalent of a county.
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Parish

The smallest unit of English local government. The parish is normally governed by a vestry, which appoints officers such as churchwardens, scavengers and overseers of the poor.
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parish

The smallest unit of church, or of local government administration in rural areas.
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Parish

[Church of England] The parish with its local parish church is the basic unit of the Church of England. The parish within the Church of England structure has its roots in the Roman Catholic Church and survived the Reformation largely untouched. Church of England parishes are currently each within one of 40 dioceses divided between the provi
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PARISH

the smallest unit of English local government, usually governed by the vestry, and appoints officers such as churchwardens, scavengers and overseers of the poor. (This fairly standard definition, however, is somewhat oriented to lowland southern England where parishes were compact and frequently consisted of a single village; it should be noted th
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