parson


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to parson: Pearson

parson

1. a parish priest in the Church of England, formerly applied only to those who held ecclesiastical benefices
2. any clergyman
3. NZ a nonconformist minister
References in classic literature ?
Concluding thus the parson rode on his way, with doubts as to his discretion in retailing this curious bit of lore.
There now ensued between the squire and the parson a most excellent political discourse, framed out of newspapers and political pamphlets; in which they made a libation of four bottles of wine to the good of their country: and then, the squire being fast asleep, the parson lighted his pipe, mounted his horse, and rode home.
Why, what can you be going to send him to a parson for?
Jacobs at th' academy's no parson, and he's done very bad by the boy; and I made up my mind, if I send him to school again, it should be to somebody different to Jacobs.
And presently, behold, in another field, whistling meditatively and regardless of impending ill, Albert Parsons.
She desired overwhelmingly that he should win, that he should not be hurt, that he should sweep triumphantly over Albert Parsons as he had swept over Ted Pringle.
Unfortunately, it was evident, even to her, that he was being hurt, and that he was very far from sweeping triumphantly over Albert Parsons.
Now, in the days when Albert Parsons had fought whole families of Toms in an evening, he had fought in rounds, with the boss holding the watch, and half-minute rests, and water to refresh him, and all orderly and proper.
He'll know as soon as ever he claps eyes on us," Parsons replied.
Movaris, the software company that automates and unifies account reconciliations, SOX compliance, financial close and financial reporting processes, and Parson Consulting, a leading financial management consultancy, today announced a strategic partnership that combines Parson's financial management services expertise with Movaris' OneClose software application suite.
Sitting at a restaurant, enjoying the sea air that she takes in whenever she is on this coast, Estelle Parsons ruminates on the life that she didn't choose.
Parsons The New School for Design will honor acclaimed interior designer Betty Sherrill, chairman of McMillen Inc.