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Topic: CHRISTIANITY

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: parroche, from Late Latin parochia, from Late Greek paroikos 'Christian', from Greek, 'stranger'

parish

noun
     
par‧ish [countable]
1RRC the area that a priest in some Christian churches is responsible for:
Father Doyle moved to a new parish.
2 British EnglishPG a small area, especially a village, that has its own local government
elections to the parish council
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