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noun [C]     /ˈpær.ɪʃ/ US  /ˈper-/
in some Churches , an area cared for by one priest with its own church , or (in England ) the smallest unit of local government : the parish church / magazine / priest / register → See also parochialLocal government and politicsAdministrative church areas
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