- The definition of a parson is a member of the clergy, particularly in the Anglican tradition.
An example of a parson is a Protestant minister.
A parson holding his Bible.
parson definition by Webster's New World
- an Anglican minister in charge of a parish; rector
- Informal any minister; pastor
Origin: Middle English persone ; from Old French ; from Midieval Latin persona, a beneficed priest, origin, originally , person ; from L: see person
parson definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An Anglican cleric with full legal control of a parish under ecclesiastical law; a rector.
- A member of the clergy, especially a Protestant minister.
Origin: Middle English, parish priest, from Old French persone, from Medieval Latin persōna, from Latin, character; see person.