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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a local church community;

2. the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Parish \Par"ish\, a. Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Parish clerk. (a) The clerk or recording officer of a parish. (b) A layman who leads in the responses and otherwise assists in the service of the Church of England. Parish court, in Louisiana, a court in each parish. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

parish \par"ish\ (p[a^]r"[i^]sh), n. [OE. parishe, paresche, parosche, OF. paroisse, parosse, paroiche, F. paroisse, L. parochia, corrupted fr. paroecia, Gr. paroiki`a, fr. pa`roikos dwelling beside or near; para` beside + o'i^kos a house, dwelling; akin to L. vicus village. See Vicinity, and cf. Parochial.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Eccl. & Eng. Law) (a) That circuit of ground committed to the charge of one parson or vicar, or other minister having cure of souls therein. --Cowell. (b) The same district, constituting a civil jurisdiction, with its own officers and regulations, as respects the poor, taxes, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: Populous and extensive parishes are now divided, under various parliamentary acts, into smaller ecclesiastical districts for spiritual purposes. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster] 2. An ecclesiastical society, usually not bounded by territorial limits, but composed of those persons who choose to unite under the charge of a particular priest, clergyman, or minister; also, loosely, the territory in which the members of a congregation live. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] 3. In Louisiana, a civil division corresponding to a county in other States. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

parish n 1: a local church community 2: the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

65 Moby Thesaurus words for "parish": Kreis, archbishopric, archdiocese, arrondissement, assembly, bailiwick, bishopric, borough, brethren, canton, churchgoers, city, class, commune, conference, congregation, congressional district, constablewick, county, departement, diocese, district, duchy, electoral district, electorate, flock, fold, government, hamlet, hundred, laity, laymen, magistracy, metropolis, metropolitan area, minyan, nonclerics, nonordained persons, oblast, okrug, parishioners, people, precinct, principality, province, region, riding, seculars, see, sheep, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shire, shrievalty, society, soke, stake, state, synod, territory, town, township, village, wapentake, ward
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

PARISH. A district of country of different extents. In the ecclesiastical law it signified the territory committed to the charge of a parson, vicar, or other minister. Ayl. Parerg. 404; 2 Bl. Com. 112. In Louisiana, the state is divided into parishes.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Parish, NY -- U.S. village in New York Population (2000): 512 Housing Units (2000): 212 Land area (2000): 1.538490 sq. miles (3.984671 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.538490 sq. miles (3.984671 sq. km) FIPS code: 56341 Located within: New York (NY), FIPS 36 Location: 43.405580 N, 76.126080 W ZIP Codes (1990): 13131 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Parish, NY Parish