- one of the community or inhabitants of a parish.
Origin of parishioner
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Examples from the Web for parishioner
A parishioner who is a doctor then informed the police that Freed was beyond medical help.As 2014 Began, a Fateful Path to a Catholic Priest’s Murder
January 3, 2014
Some time after, he applied to a parishioner to lend him twenty pounds.
You must remember that my father is a parishioner of Mr. Swancourt's.'A Pair of Blue Eyes
Isn't it our business if he breaks his word with a parishioner of ours?The Hero
William Somerset Maugham
The utterance stayed in the parishioner's soul, sounding solemnly on.To My Younger Brethren
Handley C. G. Moule
If a parishioner dying in the small-pox sent to you, would you not go?The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.
W. M. Thackeray
- a member of a particular parish
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Word Origin and History for parishioner
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