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Parson

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says Blackstone, is “persoʹna ecclesiœ, one that hath full rights of the parochial church.” (See Clerical Titles.)

“Among wyves and wodewes ich am ywoned sute [wont to set],

Yparroked [impaled] in puwes. The person hit knoweth.”


Robert Langland: Piers Plowmes Vision.


God give you good morrow, master person” (i.e. Sir Nathaniel, a parson).—Shakespeare: Love’s Labour’s Lost, iv. 2.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Parnassos (Greek), Parnassus (Latin)
Parochial
Parody
Parole (French)
Parolles
Parr
Parricide
Parrot-coal
Parsees
Parsley
Parson
Parson Adams
Parson Bate
Parson Trulliber
Parsons (Walter)
Part
Part
Partant pour la Syrie
Parthenia
Parthenopē
Parthenopean Republic