parsonage definition

  • noun:
    • The official residence generally provided by a church for the parson; a rectory.
    • a residence provided by the chapel for a parson, vicar or rector.
    • a particular portion of lands, tithes, and choices, the upkeep associated with the parson of a parish.
    • The glebe and household, or even the home only, owned by a parish or ecclesiastical society, and appropriated to your maintenance or use of the incumbent or settled pastor.
    • Money paid for the help of a parson.
    • A rectory endowed with a residence, glebe, places, tithes, etc., for upkeep of the incumbent; the benefice of a parish.
    • The mansion or dwelling-house of a parson or clergyman. Also known as a parsonage residence.
    • Money purchased the assistance of a parson.
    • the state residence supplied by a church for the parson or vicar or rector

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