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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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PAREESHIONER, n. Also †parochiner, †pariochinar (Bnff. 1712 Trans. Bnff. Field Club (1891) 20). A member or inhabitant of a parish, a parishioner. Gen.Sc.Ork. 1703 A. W. Johnston Church in Ork. (1940) 67:
This day's collection being £2-08-00 which was given to Henry Ingsater a parochiner whose house was latly burnt.
Inv. 1721 Scots Mag. (Aug. 1888) 182:
The Minister informed that last Lord's Day some of the Parochiners . . . had been drinking in a Change House too late.
Ayr. 1735 Ayr Presb. Reg. MS. (23 July) 95:
Amounting in all beside the leading of Materials left upon the parochiners to the sum of ffive hundred and Nine pound Three shilling scots.
Ayr. 1901 G. Douglas Green Shutters xx.:
A pareeshioner of mine is a lad of such brilliant promise.

[O.Sc. parischinar, 1462, parochanar, id., 1481, North. Mid.Eng. parochonere, id., prob. variants of Eng. parishioner (for -sh, -ch, see Pairish), but the formation may also have been thought of as Parochin + -er.]

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