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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 par·son /ˈpɑrsṇ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·son n.
 1. Eng. Eccl. Law A person who represents a parish in its ecclesiastical and corporate capacities; hence, the rector or incumbent of a parochial church, who has full possession of all the rights thereof, with the cure of souls.
 2. Any clergyman having ecclesiastical preferment; one who is in orders, or is licensed to preach; a preacher.
    He hears the parson pray and preach.   --Longfellow.
 Parson bird Zool., a New Zealand bird (Prosthemadera Novæseelandiæ) remarkable for its powers of mimicry and its ability to articulate words.  Its color is glossy black, with a curious tuft of long, curly, white feathers on each side of the throat.  It is often kept as a cage bird.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a person authorized to conduct religious worship [syn: curate,
           minister, pastor, rector]