Parish court
Parish Par"ish, a. Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Parish clerk}. (a) The clerk or recording officer of a parish. (b) A layman who leads in the responses and otherwise assists in the service of the Church of England.

{Parish court}, in Louisiana, a court in each parish. [1913 Webster]


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  • parish court — n: a court established for each Louisiana parish and having limited jurisdiction over civil and less serious criminal matters Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • parish court — A probate court. Simmons v Saul, 138 US 439, 34 L Ed 1054, 11 S Ct 369 (referring to parish court of Louisiana). An inferior English court the jurisdiction of which did not extend outside the parish in which it was held …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • parish court — noun : a court established for each Louisiana parish and having a jurisdiction similar to that of a court of common pleas …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parish — Par ish, a. Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Parish clerk}. (a) The clerk or recording officer of a parish. (b) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parish clerk — Parish Par ish, a. Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Parish clerk}. (a) The clerk or recording officer of a parish.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parish — In English ecclesiastical law a circuit of ground, committed to the charge of one parson or vicar, or other minister having cure of souls therein. 1 Bl.Comm. 111. The precinct of a parish church, and the particular charge of a secular priest. An… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • parish — par·ish / par ish/ n: a civil division of the state of Louisiana corresponding to a county in other states Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. parish …   Law dictionary

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