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n. 1) a geographic area served by a church (particularly Catholic) originally measured by whether people living in the area could walk to the church. 2) in Louisiana, the governmental equivalent of a county.

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.

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They later got approval from the civil parish government to occupy an abandoned primary school building, where they apply their newly found expertise to locally sourced traditional materials to produce clothing.
That could lead to an exodus of natives from the city, said Vasco Morgado, president of Santo Antonio civil parish, which includes several of Lisbon's historic quarters.
Having hoped to have been soaking up the pre-match atmosphere with their fellow Belgians in Wales' capital city, they had instead ended up heading to the village and civil parish of Wales, Rotherham - which has a population of just 6,455 and is 200 miles away.
1 NORTH Ferriby is a village and civil parish in the Haltemprice area of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
village'), is found in the database of Estonian place-names; this village is located in Polva district, in Polva civil parish (http://xgis.
On Sunday we delivered information packs to every home in the civil parish of Ponteland.
He argues that there was a group from the area around Gort an Choirce and An Fal Carrach--the civil parish of Tullaghebegley--that propagated a memory of the god in their own name from the prehistoric and pagan past into Christian times and further.
Marazion (Cornish: Marhasyow) is a civil parish and town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
Help came online through a UK support group called Reach who introduced the family to Frank Letch, a local politician and mayor of Crediton, a town and civil parish in the English county of Devon, who has a condition similar to Shayaan's.
Barrowden is a village and civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England.