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parishioner

[ puh-rish-uh-ner ]
/ pəˈrɪʃ ə nər /
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noun

one of the community or inhabitants of a parish.

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Origin of parishioner

1425–75; late Middle English; earlier parishion,Middle English paroschian, -ien, -en<Old French paroissien.See parish, -ian, -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM parishioner

pa·rish·ion·er·ship, nounnon·pa·rish·ion·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for parishioner

parishioner
/ (pəˈrɪʃənə) /

noun

a member of a particular parish
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