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parsonage

[pahr-suh-nij] /ˈpɑr sə nɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the residence of a member of the clergy, as provided by the parish or church.
2.
English Ecclesiastical Law. the benefice of a parson.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English personage < Anglo-French, equivalent to Medieval Latin persōnāticum benefice. See parson, -age
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  • Especially if his bedroom is on the ground floor of a church parsonage surrounded by a forest preserve.
  • And she went to the parsonage, and begged to be taken there as a servant.
  • He began his employment with the applicant before the parsonage was acquired.
British Dictionary definitions for parsonage

parsonage

/ˈpɑːsənɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the residence of a parson who is not a rector or vicar, as provided by the parish
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Word Origin and History for parsonage
n.

"house for a parson," late 15c., from parson + -age. Earlier it meant "benefice of a parson" (late 14c.).

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