- the residence of a member of the clergy, as provided by the parish or church.
- English Ecclesiastical Law. the benefice of a parson.
Origin of parsonage
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Examples from the Web for parsonage
The police say they believe that around this time “forced entry was made into the parsonage and a violent struggle ensued.”As 2014 Began, a Fateful Path to a Catholic Priest’s Murder
January 3, 2014
Armed guards sought to protect King after that, and for a time guns were commonplace in his parsonage.Is Gun Control Racist?
October 10, 2011
In December 2008, a search warrant was executed at the Reeders UMC parsonage.The Pastor's Disappearing Wives
September 15, 2010
Let me get my breath, and then we will go over and open the parsonage windows.Quaint Courtships
I come every year to the parsonage, and in my visiting-time I occupy this tower.
He turned to the hotel-keeper: "Tell me just how far the parsonage is from here?"A Nest of Spies
Till evening, therefore, perfect silence settled on the parsonage.
Had the Artauds poisoned the air of the parsonage with some abominable plague?
- the residence of a parson who is not a rector or vicar, as provided by the parish
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Word Origin and History for parsonage
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