(Pa*ri"e*to-) (Anat.) A combining form used to indicate connection with, or relation to, the
parietal bones or the parietal segment of the skull; as, the parieto-mastoid suture.
(Pa*rig"e*nin) n. [Parillin + -gen + -in.] (Chem.) A curdy white substance, obtained by the
decomposition of parillin.
(Pa*ril"lin) n. [Shortened fr. sarsaparillin.] (Chem.) A glucoside resembling saponin, found in
the root of sarsaparilla, smilax, etc., and extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance; called also
smilacin, sarsaparilla saponin, and sarsaparillin.
(Par"ing) n. [From Pare, v. t.]
1. The act of cutting off the surface or extremites of anything.
2. That which is pared off. Pope.
Pare off the surface of the earth, and with the parings raise your hills.Mortimer.
(Par`i*pin"nate) a. [Pari- + pinnate.] (Bot.) Pinnate with an equal number of leaflets on
each side; having no odd leaflet at the end.
(Par"is) n. [From Paris, the son of Priam.] (Bot.) A plant common in Europe (Paris quadrifolia); herb
Paris; truelove. It has been used as a narcotic.
It much resembles the American genus Trillium, but has usually four leaves and a tetramerous flower.
Paris green. See under Green, n. Paris white (Chem.), purified chalk used as a pigment; whiting; Spanish
(Par"is), n. The chief city of France.
(Par"ish) n. [OE. parishe, paresche, parosche, OF. paroisse, parosse, paroiche, F. paroisse,
L. parochia, corrupted fr. paroecia, Gr. fr. dwelling beside or near; para` beside + a house, dwelling; akin
to L. vicus village. See Vicinity, and cf. Parochial.]
1. (Eccl. & Eng. Law) (a) That circuit of ground committed to the charge of one parson or vicar, or
other minister having cure of souls therein. Cowell. (b) The same district, constituting a civil jurisdiction,
with its own officers and regulations, as respects the poor, taxes, etc.
Populous and extensive parishes are now divided, under various parliamentary acts, into smaller ecclesiastical
districts for spiritual purposes. Mozley & W.
2. 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. [U. S.]
3. In Louisiana, a civil division corresponding to a county in other States.
Parish clerk. (a) The clerk or recording officer of a parish. (b) A layman who leads in the responses
and otherwise assists in the service of the Church of England. Parish court, in Louisiana, a court
in each parish.
(Par"ish), a. Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish
priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor. Dryden.
(Par"ish*en) n. A parishioner. [Obs.] Chaucer.