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Definition of parson noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    parson

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈpɑːsn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrsn//
     
    Religious people
     
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  1. 1(old-fashioned) an Anglican vicar or parish priest See related entries: Religious people
  2. 2(informal) a Protestant clergyman See related entries: Religious people
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French persone, from Latin persona ‘person’ (in medieval Latin ‘rector’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: parson