Parish Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Parish, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Parish?

It refers to the geographical area which is possesed or served by the church as an administrative division. Previously it was measured by the proximity of travel by the people living in the area. In louisiana, the parish is refered equivalent to the government of country as people form a group headed by certain priest or clergyman with no territory limits.