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parish
used in A Lesson Before Dying

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Definition
a local church community

or in Louisiana:  a jurisdiction of government like a county
  • The assignment was to draw a map of Louisiana and write in the names of the parishes in their appropriate places.
    Chapter 16 (25% in)
parishes = jurisdictions of government in Louisiana (like a counties in other states)
  • It was the parish seat for St. Raphael.
    Chapter 4 (13% in)
  • There were a dozen schools in the parish to visit, if that many.
    Chapter 7 (23% in)
  • Dr. Joseph is our superintendent of schools here in St. Raphael Parish.
    Chapter 7 (34% in)

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