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Definition of parish noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1an area that has its own church and that a priest is responsible for a parish church/priest He is vicar of a large rural parish.
  2. 2the people living in a particular area, especially those who go to church
  3. 3an area of Louisiana that has its own government, like a county in other states
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