parish register

noun Ecclesiastical.

the register of the christenings, marriages, and burials in a parish.
Also called church register.

Origin of parish register

First recorded in 1645–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for parish register

  • The parish-register tells when they were born, and when they died: "known by the ends of being to have been."

    Thoughts on Man|William Godwin

British Dictionary definitions for parish register

parish register


a book in which the births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths in a parish are recorded
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