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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.

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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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Nikolai allee, vald 'Nicholas' Avenue, civil parish' (PNA) (Kos) < Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia 1894-1917.
By their own initiative and with the civil parish government's support, the River Crafts Group made a home out of a previously abandoned primary school building.
1 NORTH Ferriby is a village and civil parish in the Haltemprice area of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
Brasside, in the civil parish of Framwellgate Moor is to the north of Durham, and is near to the villages of Pity Me and Newton Hall.
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.
The village of Aughton is a civil parish within Lancashire, and it is an extensive agricultural and residential parish crossed by both the road and railway from Liverpool to Ormskirk.
This civil parish form corresponds well with current canon law.
The civil parish of Forkhill is located in the far south of County Armagh on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.