- 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
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Examples from the Web for parish house
The troopers were just then suddenly alarmed by the noise of a conflict in the parish-house.The Philippine Islands
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
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