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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
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The resolution was to come only in the Parsonical preferences of the 'Retractions' where, amongst those books 'revoked', is listed 'the book of Troilus', a caveat for those who regard it as safely Christian.
`This is the way the world ends, Not with a bang but a whimper': Eliot at his most concise and stark rather than flaccid; Eliot with the parsonical generalities.
Wright's 'parsonical' background was occasionally remarked upon by Sydney journalistic colleagues, who noted that Wright never swore nor expressed personal animosities.