• WordNet 3.6
    • n parsonage an official residence provided by a church for its parson or vicar or rector
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Parsonage (Eng. Eccl. Law) A certain portion of lands, tithes, and offerings, for the maintenance of the parson of a parish.
    • Parsonage Money paid for the support of a parson. "What have I been paying stipend and teind, parsonage and vicarage, for?"
    • Parsonage The glebe and house, or the house only, owned by a parish or ecclesiastical society, and appropriated to the maintenance or use of the incumbent or settled pastor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n parsonage A rectory endowed with a house, glebe, lands, tithes, etc., for the maintenance of the incumbent; the benefice of a parish.
    • n parsonage The mansion or dwelling-house of a parson or clergyman. Also called a parsonage house.
    • n parsonage Money paid for the support of a parson.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Parsonage the residence of the minister of a parish:
    • n Parsonage (orig.) the house, lands, tithes, &c. set apart for the support of the minister of a parish
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. persone—L. persōna, a person.


In literature:

There, that is the parsonage!
"Prudence of the Parsonage" by Ethel Hueston
I learned that system of frenzied finance from you twins in the old days in the parsonage.
"Sunny Slopes" by Ethel Hueston
It was a very little house, this parsonage.
"John Ward, Preacher" by Margaret Deland
Round wheh de barracks is now, was de Baptis' parsonage.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
T. 9.8.15 1821 Parsonage, Pte.
"The Seventh Manchesters" by S. J. Wilson
Powers, there is frost in the air and I have collected everything in the parsonage that would cover those late anemones.
"The Heart's Kingdom" by Maria Thompson Daviess
Every house was burnt down; not even the church and parsonage were spared.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
There was no fault to find with the modest entertainment at the Parsonage.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867." by Various
The huge canvas stood for many years at the top of the staircase at the parsonage.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
Back of the parsonage there was a goodly garden, where the young pastor and his wife worked many happy hours.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12" by Elbert Hubbard

In poetry:

"Her spectre walks the parsonage,
And haunts both hall and stair;
They know her by the great blue eyes
And floating gold of hair."
"The Witch of Wenham" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"You should," said SIMON, "at your age;
But now about the parsonage.
How many rooms does it contain?
Show me the photograph again.
"The Reverend Simon Magus" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

They were united in marriage at the Brooks Run Methodist Parsonage in 1942 by the Reverend Harrison.
Brad Holtz, an independent representative for MI Windows & Doors, recently led an effort to support the installation of 20 new windows and a new front door in the parsonage of the United Methodist Church in Rising City, Neb.
Don't demolish Bainbridge parsonage .
As noted in the first paragraph, I invited the Freedom From Religion Foundation to submit a guest post on the constitutionality of the parsonage exemption on which I have written several posts.
Methodist's Womans Group Donates To Parsonage .
Clearing out for skating at Parsonage Pond.
A group of volunteers turned out Saturday to help clear Parsonage Pond in West Tisbury of choking vegetation.
Christine Gotcher and Gayle Garner were married July 3, 1947 in the Methodist parsonage in Chatfield by Pastor V Vinson.
1807 Parsonage Ave West Ashley.
Harry Kisner at the United Methodist Church parsonage.
Fr./Pastor Mike and his wife Angie took up residence in the Peace parsonage in September of that year.
Raymond From and Betty Shaner were united in marriage on Dec 6, 1952 at the Union Church Parsonage, with Rev.
They were married at the Central Baptist Church Parsonage in Port Arthur, Texas, hom eof Rev.
And I must say I do not get very much help on this part, especially from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage.
Militia drills were conducted there during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War and the building itself once served as the parsonage for the historic Malta Presbyterian Church.