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parish house

noun
1.
a building used by a church chiefly for administrative and social purposes.
2.
(especially in the Roman Catholic Church) the residence of a cleric.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65
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  • Two feet below the ground, a few tiny skeletons grin up almost intact from what was once the tile floor of the parish house.
  • Members of the parish did not file a complaint with the police, who guarded the parish house.

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