the register of the christenings, marriages, and burials in a parish.
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Also called church register.
Origin of parish register
First recorded in 1645–55
Words nearby parish register
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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
a book in which the births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths in a parish are recorded
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