parsonage

[ pahr-suh-nij ]
/ ˈpɑr sə nɪdʒ /

noun

the residence of a member of the clergy, as provided by the parish or church.
English Ecclesiastical Law. the benefice of a parson.

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Origin of parsonage

1250–1300; Middle English personage < Anglo-French, equivalent to Medieval Latin persōnāticum benefice. See parson, -age

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British Dictionary definitions for parsonage

parsonage

/ (ˈpɑːsənɪdʒ) /

noun

the residence of a parson who is not a rector or vicar, as provided by the parish
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Word Origin and History for parsonage

parsonage

n.

"house for a parson," late 15c., from parson + -age. Earlier it meant "benefice of a parson" (late 14c.).

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