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.
preacher, churchman, clergywoman, minister of religion, pastor, reverend, clerk, subgenus Pastor, government minister, churchwoman, religion, clergyman, curate, diplomatic minister, cleric, divine, clerical, ecclesiastic, rector, minister
- There's a new parson come to Castle Hermitage." - "Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond]", Maria Edgeworth.
- To- day it was the duett of parson and clerk. - "Happy-Thought Hall", F. C. Burnand.
- When he could get no more money out of the parson! - "The New Rector", Stanley J. Weyman.