parish - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun 

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/ˈpærɪʃ/
singularparish
pluralparishes
  1. 1
    [countable] in some Christian churches, a district that has its own church building and priest
    1. a.
      [singular] the people who live in a parish
  2. 2
    [countable] a small area in the countryside in England that has its own local government