Part of speech: noun

The clergyman of a parish.

Part of speech: noun

The clergyman of a parish or congregation; a minister.

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Usage examples "parson":

  1. " The parson is said to know most about the affairs of people in a parish," thought Oldroyd; " but that will not do. - "The Star-Gazers", George Manville Fenn.
  2. Two years or less afterwards I received a letter, from which I must quote a passage: As I told you, my father has given a living which he owns to Mr. Eversley, a pretty little place where there isn't much for a parson to do. - "Allan and the Holy Flower", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. I figger you are the one to tell the parson. - "The Heart of Canyon Pass", Thomas K. Holmes.