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County vs. Parish

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Main Difference

The main difference between County and Parish is that the County is a geographical and administrative region in some countries and Parish is a type of ecclesiastical subdivision of a diocese.

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  • County (noun)

    The land ruled by a count or a countess.

  • County (noun)

    An administrative region of various countries, including Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Korea, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

  • County (noun)

    A definitive geographic region, without direct administrative functions.

    "traditional county"

  • County (noun)

    A jail operated by a county government.

  • County (adjective)

    Characteristic of a ‘county family’; representative of the gentry or aristocracy of a county.

  • Parish (noun)

    In the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran and Roman Catholic Church, an administrative part of a diocese that has its own church.

  • Parish (noun)

    The community attending that church; the members of the parish.

  • Parish (noun)

    An ecclesiastical society, usually not bounded by territorial limits, but composed of those persons who choose to unite under the charge of a particular priest, clergyman, or minister; also, loosely, the territory in which the members of a congregation live.

  • Parish (noun)

    A civil subdivision of a British county, often corresponding to an earlier ecclesiastical parish.

  • Parish (noun)

    An administrative subdivision in the U.S. state of Louisiana that is equivalent to a county in other U.S. states.

  • Parish (verb)

    To place (an area, or rarely a person) into one or more parishes.

  • Parish (verb)

    To visit residents of a parish.

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  • County (noun)

    An earldom; the domain of a count or earl.

  • County (noun)

    A circuit or particular portion of a state or kingdom, separated from the rest of the territory, for certain purposes in the administration of justice and public affairs; - called also a shire. See Shire.

  • County (noun)

    A count; an earl or lord.

  • Parish (noun)

    That circuit of ground committed to the charge of one parson or vicar, or other minister having cure of souls therein.

  • Parish (noun)

    An ecclesiastical society, usually not bounded by territorial limits, but composed of those persons who choose to unite under the charge of a particular priest, clergyman, or minister; also, loosely, the territory in which the members of a congregation live.

  • Parish (noun)

    In Louisiana, a civil division corresponding to a county in other States.

  • Parish (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor.

Webster Dictionary
  • County (noun)

    a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government;

    "the county has a population of 12,345 people"

  • County (noun)

    the largest administrative district within a state;

    "the county plans to build a new road"

  • Parish (noun)

    a local church community

  • Parish (noun)

    the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor

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