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parish house

a building used by a church chiefly for administrative and social purposes.
(especially in the Roman Catholic Church) the residence of a cleric.
Origin of parish house
1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • So he supped down-town, and waited for Father Fontanel at the parish-house.

    She Buildeth Her House Will Comfort
  • The troopers were just then suddenly alarmed by the noise of a conflict in the parish-house.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • The priest had spoken little more than this, since they led him from the parish-house.

    She Buildeth Her House Will Comfort
  • Each boy dressed with unusual care, and the majority reached the parish-house some time before the hour named for assembling.

    Under Boy Scout Colors Joseph Bushnell Ames

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