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parish house

a building used by a church chiefly for administrative and social purposes.
(especially in the Roman Catholic Church) the residence of a cleric.
Origin of parish house
First recorded in 1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The parish house seemed to float precariously on its surface.

  • And then I went to see him afterwards, in the parish house—you remember?

  • Sally Grover stopped in at the parish house on her way to business.

  • You must feel to be reel disappinted bout the parish house, I shd spose.

    Short Sixes H. C. Bunner
  • After breakfast Josè took Rosendo, still shaking, into the parish house.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • Don Jorge dragged Josè from the parish house and up to the altar.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • It needs renovating, a parish house, a corps of modern workers.

    The Leaven in a Great City

    Lillian William Betts
  • Besides the parish house was situated in the midst of a beautiful country.

    Makers of Modern Medicine James J. Walsh
  • But I could find no one in the parish house, and no vessel to hold them.

    The Confession Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Just next the church was the parish house where Father Fitzpatrick lived.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber

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