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  1. par·son
    IPA[ˈpärs(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. a beneficed member of the clergy; a rector or a vicar.

    • 2. any member of the clergy, especially a Protestant one.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: parson, plural noun: parsons

    • noun

      a beneficed member of the clergy; a rector or a vicar.

      any member of the clergy, especially a Protestant one.

    • noun

      another term for tui
    • noun

      the fatty extremity of the rump of a cooked fowl.
    • noun

      the fatty extremity of the rump of a cooked fowl.
    • (1854–1931), English engineer, scientist, and manufacturer; full name Sir Charles Algernon Parsons. He patented and built the first practical steam turbine in 1884, designed to drive electricity generators. He also developed steam turbines for marine propulsion, and his experimental vessel Turbinia caused a sensation in 1897.
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