parson definition

  • noun:
    • An Anglican cleric with full legal control over a parish under ecclesiastical law; a rector.
    • A member associated with the clergy, specially a Protestant minister.
    • An Anglican cleric having full appropriate control of a parish under ecclesiastical legislation; a rector.
    • A Protestant minister.
    • A person who presents a parish with its ecclesiastical and corporate capacities; therefore, the rector or incumbent of a parochial church, who's complete control of all legal rights thereof, utilizing the cure of souls.
    • Any clergyman having ecclesiastical preferment; person who is in purchases, or is accredited to preach; a preacher.
    • people.
    • the individual in holy instructions who may have the charge or treatment of souls in a parish; the incumbent of a parochial benefice.
    • A clergyman as a whole; a person certified to preach: usually used colloquially, or with a touch of contempt: since, a fox-hunting parson.
    • a small finch of Brazil, Spermophila minuta.
    • The parson-bird or poe-bird.
    • Synonyms Clergyman, Priest, etc. See minister, n.
    • you authorized to perform spiritual worship

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