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Definition of parson:

  1. A person who represents a parish in its ecclesiastical and corporate capacities; hence, the rector or incumbent of a parochial church, who has full possession of all the rights thereof, with the cure of souls.
  2. Any clergyman having ecclesiastical preferment; one who is in orders, or is licensed to preach; a preacher.

Synonyms:

curate, ecclesiastic, minister of religion, rector, pastor, clerk, preacher, subgenus Pastor, clerical, diplomatic minister, clergywoman, churchman, clergyman, government minister, reverend, preacher, cleric, religion, churchwoman, cleric, clergyman, divine, minister.

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