Definition of parish:
- An ecclesiastical society, usually not bounded by territorial limits, but composed of those persons who choose to unite under the charge of a particular priest, clergyman, or minister; also, loosely, the territory in which the members of a congregation live.
- In Louisiana, a civil division corresponding to a county in other States.
- That circuit of ground committed to the charge of one parson or vicar, or other minister having cure of souls therein.
- The same district, constituting a civil jurisdiction, with its own officers and regulations, as respects the poor, taxes, etc.