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One entry found for parson.
Main Entry: par·son
Pronunciation: primarystresspärs-schwan
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English persone "parson," from early French persone (same meaning), from Latin persona, literally, "person"; so called because the parson was the legal "person" representing the church
1 : a minister in charge of a parish
2 : a member of the clergy; especially : a Protestant pastor

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