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parish

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Definition a local church community

or in Louisiana:  a jurisdiction of government like a county
  • Are we talking about a governmental or a religious parish?
parish = a local church community

or in Louisiana:  a jurisdiction of government like a county
  • Everyone in our parish was impacted by the flood.
  • parish = local church community
  • She is a parish sheriff in Louisiana.
  • parish = a jurisdiction of government like a county (in Louisiana)
  • Louisiana's largest parish by land area is Plaquemines, but the largest by population is East Baton Rouge.
  • parish = a jurisdiction of government like a county (in Louisiana)
  • He is a parish priest in one of Miami's poorest suburbs.
  • parish = a local church community
  • The congregation supplies a parish house for the priest.
  • parish = a local church community
  • The assignment was to draw a map of Louisiana and write in the names of the parishes in their appropriate places.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • parishes = jurisdictions of government in Louisiana (like a counties in other states)
  • The inhabitants of Raveloe were not severely regular in their church-going, and perhaps there was hardly a person in the parish who would not have held that to go to church every Sunday in the calendar would have shown a greedy desire to stand well with Heaven,
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • parish = a local church community
  • The children had ridden from all over the parish to attend classes.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • parish = in Louisiana:  a jurisdiction of government that is like a county
  • We are a big parish and the priest has a position to keep up.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • parish = a local church community
  • On the patrol to the other villages, which somehow he must bind together into a parish, hour passed hour and neither he nor Jim spoke a word.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • parish = a local church community
  • Hardly anybody in the parish knows the news yet.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • parish = a local church community
  • He's working in a parish in Jarrow now.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • parish = a local church community
  • Did ever anybody hear the like i' this parish?
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • parish = a local church community

    or in Louisiana:  a jurisdiction of government like a county
  • PARRIS: A wide opinion's running in the parish that the Devil may be among us, and I would satisfy them that they are wrong.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • parish = a local church community
  • He had fought the Indians at Narragansett, and was deeply interested in parish affairs.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • You people seem not to comprehend that a minister is the Lord's man in the parish; a minister is not to be so lightly crossed and contradicted— PUTNAM: Aye!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • A former Salem minister, George Burroughs, had had to borrow money to pay for his wife's funeral, and, since the parish was remiss in his salary, he was soon bankrupt.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Like almost all men of learning, he spent a good deal of his time pondering the invisible world, especially since he had himself encountered a witch in his parish not long before.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • PARRIS, studies her, then nods, half convinced: Abigail, I have fought here three long years to bend these stiff-necked people to me, and now, just now when some good respect is rising for me in the parish, you compromise my very character.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible

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