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Old French paroisse, from Late Latin parochia, from Ancient Greek παρоικία (paroikia, “a dwelling abroad”), from πάρоικος (paroikos, “neighboring, foreigner”), from παρά (para, “beside”) + οἶκος (oikos, “house”).
- In the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox and Catholic Church or certain civil government entities such as the state of Louisiana, an administrative part of a diocese that has its own church.
- The community attending that church; the members of the parish.
- A civil subdivision of a British county, often corresponding to an earlier ecclesiastical parish.
- An administrative subdivision in Louisiana that is equivalent to a county in other U.S. states.
Derived terms 
part of a diocese
members of the parish
civil subdivision of a county