Who is parson Brown, and why are these people making a snowman that looks like him?
Step up to the office, examine the stock, take your pick, pay your money and drive to the parson.
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."