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parish
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Definition
a local church community

or in Louisiana:  a jurisdiction of government like a county
  • Medical Officer for the parishes of Grimpen, Thorsley, and High Barrow.
    Chapter 1 — Mr. Sherlock Holmes (56% in)
  • A devil with merely local powers like a parish vestry would be too inconceivable a thing.
    Chapter 3 — The Problem (47% in)
  • Sometimes he will shut up a right of way and defy the parish to make him open it.
    Chapter 8 — First Report of Dr. Watson (60% in)

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