Parsonage Par"son*age, n. 1. (Eng. Eccl. Law) A certain portion of lands, tithes, and offerings, for the maintenance of the parson of a parish. [1913 Webster]

2. The glebe and house, or the house only, owned by a parish or ecclesiastical society, and appropriated to the maintenance or use of the incumbent or settled pastor. [1913 Webster]

3. Money paid for the support of a parson. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

What have I been paying stipend and teind, parsonage and vicarage, for? --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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