noun Etymology: Middle English parisshe, from Anglo-French paroche, parosse, from Late Latin parochia, from Late Greek paroikia, from paroikos Christian, from Greek, stranger, from para- + oikos house — more at vicinity Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) the ecclesiastical unit of area committed to one pastor (2) the residents of such an area b. British a subdivision of a county often coinciding with an original ecclesiastical parish and constituting the unit of local government 2. a local church community composed of the members or constituents of a Protestant church 3. a civil division of the state of Louisiana corresponding to a county in other states

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