parsons


parsons

noun

  1. Tal·cott [tawl-kot, tal-] /ˈtɔl kɒt, ˈtæl-/, 1902–79, U.S. sociologist and author.
  2. Theophilus,1750–1813, U.S. jurist.
  3. William, Third Earl of Rosse,1800–67, Irish astronomer.
  4. a town in SE Kansas.

noun

  1. a member of the clergy, especially a Protestant minister; pastor; rector.
  2. the holder or incumbent of a parochial benefice, especially an Anglican.

noun

  1. Sir Charles Algernon . 1854–1931, English engineer, who developed the steam turbine
  2. Gram, real name Cecil Connor. 1946–73 US country-rock singer and songwriter; founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers (1968–70), he later released the solo albums G.P. (1973) and Grievous Angel (1974)
  3. Talcott. 1902–79, US sociologist, author of The Structure of Social Action (1937) and The Social System (1951)

noun

  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

n.late 12c., from Anglo-French and Old French persone “curate, parson, holder of Church office” (12c.), from Medieval Latin persona “parson” (see person). Ecclesiastical use is obscure; it might refer to the “person” legally holding church property, or it may be an abbreviation of persona ecclesiae “person of the church.”

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