1. (n.) An ecclesiastical or civil subdivision\, constituting a civil jurisdiction, with its own officers and regulations, as respects the poor, taxes, etc.

2. (n.) That circuit of ground committed to the charge of one parson or vicar, or other minister having cure of souls therein.

3. (n.) An ecclesiastical society, usually not bounded by territorial limits, but composed of those persons who choose to unite under the charge of a particular priest, clergyman, or minister; also, loosely, the territory in which the members of a congregation live.

4. (n.) In Louisiana, a civil division corresponding to a county in other States.

5. (a.) of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor.

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