Parson definition

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An Anglican cleric with full legal control of a parish under ecclesiastical law; a rector.
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A member of the clergy, especially a Protestant minister.
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An Anglican minister in charge of a parish; rector.
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(informal) Any minister or pastor, esp. a Protestant one.
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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 cleric having full legal control of a parish under ecclesiastical law; a rector.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
parson
Plural:
Parsons

Origin of parson

  • Middle English parish priest from Old French persone from Medieval Latin persōna from Latin character person

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman, from Old French persone (“parson, person"), from Medieval Latin persona (“parson, person"), from Latin persona (“person").

    From Wiktionary