parish register

  1. the register of the christenings, marriages, and burials in a parish.

Origin of parish register

First recorded in 1645–55

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

How to use parish register in a sentence

  • In the Castle Morton parish register is an entry of such payment at the commencement of the present century.

  • She knew at last that the name he had not wished her to see in the parish register was Michael Donaldson.

    The Second Latchkey | Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  • The poor old clergyman wrote the record himself in the parish register, and died the day after.

    Jasper Lyle | Harriet Ward
  • The priest producing the parish register, the names of the principals and witnesses were signed.

    The Bastonnais | John Lesperance
  • The parish register, which is still preserved, commences in 1560.

British Dictionary definitions for parish register

parish register

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

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