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Meaning of PARSONAGE

Pronunciation:  'pârsunij

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an official residence provided by a church for its parson or vicar or rector

PARSONAGE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: rectory, vicarage
 See Also: glebe house, residence



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Par"son*age\, n.
1. (Eng. Eccl. Law) A certain portion of lands, tithes, and
   offerings, for the maintenance of the parson of a parish.

2. The glebe and house, or the house only, owned by a parish
   or ecclesiastical society, and appropriated to the
   maintenance or use of the incumbent or settled pastor.

3. Money paid for the support of a parson. [Scot.]

         What have I been paying stipend and teind, parsonage
         and vicarage, for?                    --Sir W.

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