What is another word for parson?

Pronunciation: [pˈɑːsən] (IPA)

A parson is a term most commonly associated with a member of the clergy who serves as a pastor or minister. However, there are several synonyms that can be used interchangeably for this word. Another commonly used term is reverend, which denotes someone who is respected or revered due to their position in a religious organization. A vicar is another title for a minister or priest in the Church of England, while a cleric is a more general term that encompasses all religious leaders. A pastor or minister can also be referred to simply as a religious leader or spiritual guide depending on the context.

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    • Noun, singular or mass
      priest.
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Usage examples for Parson

The young parson came out and slammed the church door behind him.
"The Pioneers"
Katharine Susannah Prichard
The Studies of a Socialist parson.
"England in the Days of Old"
William Andrews
Well, Master Jack hears us talking o' the spiteful beast one day, and nothing 'ud do but he must go off and ask the parson to let him ride 'un.
"Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir"
Charles Garvice

Famous quotes with Parson

  • The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
    William Cowper
  • Ethelberta breathed a sort of exclamation, not right out, but stealthily, like a parson's damn.
    Thomas Hardy
  • Orthodoxy can be as stubborn in science as in religion. I do not know how to shake it except by vigorous imagination that inspires unconventional work and contains within itself an elevated potential for inspired error. As the great Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto wrote: “Give me a fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.” Not to mention a man named Thomas Henry Huxley who, when not in the throes of grief or the wars of parson hunting, argued that “irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.”
    Stephen Jay Gould
  • There goes the parson, O illustrious spark! And there, scarce less illustrious, goes the clerk.
    William Cowper
  • Turn parson, Colman, that’s the way to thrive; Your parsons are the happiest men alive.
    Robert Lloyd (poet)

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