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parishnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpær.ɪʃ/  us   /ˈper-/
in some ​Christian denominations, an ​areacared for by one ​priest with ​its own ​church, or (in ​England) the ​smallestunit of ​localgovernment: the parish ​church/​magazine/​priest/​register
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(Definition of parish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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parishnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpær·ɪʃ/
an ​area that a ​churchprovides for: She ​lived her ​wholelife in this parish. A parish is also a ​politicaldivision within the ​state of Louisiana.
(Definition of parish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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