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parish house

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noun
  1. a building used by a church chiefly for administrative and social purposes.
  2. (especially in the Roman Catholic Church) the residence of a cleric.

Origin of parish house

First recorded in 1755–65
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Historical Examples

  • The troopers were just then suddenly alarmed by the noise of a conflict in the parish-house.

    The Philippine Islands

    John Foreman

  • The priest had spoken little more than this, since they led him from the parish-house.

  • So he supped down-town, and waited for Father Fontanel at the parish-house.

  • Each boy dressed with unusual care, and the majority reached the parish-house some time before the hour named for assembling.

    Under Boy Scout Colors

    Joseph Bushnell Ames