noun Etymology: Middle English parisshoner, probably modification of Anglo-French parochien, from paroche Date: 15th century a member or inhabitant of a parish

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  • Parishioner — Pa*rish ion*er, n. [F. paroissien, LL. parochianus.] One who belongs to, or is connected with, a parish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parishioner — (n.) late 15c., from PARISH (Cf. parish). Outlasted its older doublet parochian (late 13c.), which was obsolete by 1700 …   Etymology dictionary

  • parishioner — ► NOUN ▪ a person who lives in a particular Church parish …   English terms dictionary

  • parishioner — [pə rish′ə nər] n. [ME parisshoner < parishion (< OFr paroissien < paroiche,PARISH) + ER] a member of a parish …   English World dictionary

  • parishioner — UK [pəˈrɪʃ(ə)nə(r)] / US [pəˈrɪʃ(ə)nər] noun [countable] Word forms parishioner : singular parishioner plural parishioners someone who lives in a particular parish and regularly goes to church …   English dictionary

  • parishioner — parishionership, n. /peuh rish euh neuhr/, n. one of the community or inhabitants of a parish. [1425 75; late ME; earlier parishion, ME paroschian, ien, en < OF paroissien. See PARISH, IAN, ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • parishioner — noun A member of a parish …   Wiktionary

  • Parishioner —    One who belongs to a Parish. The Parish partakes of the character of the people who compose it; if they are earnest and devoted, loyal and true to the Church s appointments, the Parish is sure to be prosperous. In other words, the Church lives …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • parishioner — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. layperson, churchman or woman, brother, sister. See laity …   English dictionary for students

  • parishioner — pa|rish|ion|er [pəˈrıʃənə US ər] n someone who lives in a parish, especially someone who regularly goes to a Christian church there …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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