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parish register

noun, Ecclesiastical.
the register of the christenings, marriages, and burials in a parish.
Also called church register.
Origin of parish register
1645-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The parish-register tells when they were born, and when they died: "known by the ends of being to have been."

    Thoughts on Man William Godwin
British Dictionary definitions for parish-register

parish register

a book in which the births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths in a parish are recorded
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