parsonage

[pahr-suh-nij]
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; Middle English personage < Anglo-French, equivalent to Medieval Latin persōnāticum benefice. See parson, -age

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parsonage (ˈpɑːsənɪdʒ)
 
n
the residence of a parson who is not a rector or vicar, as provided by the parish

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parsonage
"house for a parson," late 15c., from parson + -age.
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Example sentences
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.
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