- 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.
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- 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
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- 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.