What does the word parson mean?

Usage examples for parson

  1. 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 by H. Rider Haggard
  2. I figger you are the one to tell the parson. – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes