parish house

  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

Words Nearby parish house Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use parish house in a sentence

  • One night there was a little entertainment at the parish house and I had my way.

    Contrary Mary | Temple Bailey
  • When the Reverend Samuel Thaddeus died, they had built him, not a monument, but a parish house.

    The Confession | Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He lived with him in the parish house and took a zealous part in his pastor's practices and mortifications.

  • As they drove along, he looked with a speculative eye on one or two eligible sites for the parish house.

    Short Sixes | H. C. Bunner
  • It is now used as the house of worship, while the Methodist Church has become a gymnasium and parish house.

    Six Thousand Country Churches | Charles Otis Gill