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parish

par·ish

parish

 
 
pronunciation:
pae rihsh
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in certain Christian denominations, a part of a diocese that has its own church and clergy.
definition 2: in Louisiana, a governmental and geographical unit similar to a county in other states.
Homophone Note
Most Americans pronounce parish and perish in exactly the same way, but they have different meanings.