Definition of Parsons

1. Noun. United States sociologist (1902-1979).

Exact synonyms: Talcott Parsons
Generic synonyms: Sociologist

Definition of Parsons

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English) ¹

2. Noun. (plural of parson) ¹

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Definition of Parsons

1. parson [n] - See also: parson

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parsons

Parrot's disease
Parry's penstemon
Parry's pinyon
Parry manzanita
Parsonage-Turner syndrome
Parsons table
Parthenium argentatum
Parthenium hysterophorus
Parthenium integrifolium
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Parthenocissus tricuspidata

Literary usage of Parsons

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1847)
"The name of parsons is found among the earliest emigrants to New England, ... As early as 1481, John parsons was Mayor of Hereford in the county of ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"School and Soo 3: 791-3 My 27 '16 parsons, Edward S. Poultry on a ... New Repub 6:187-8 S 29 '16 parsons, Ernest William Origin of the gospels—a ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1903)
"By deed of trust dated September 4, 1885, Harness conveyed several tracts (this tract of 312% acres perhaps being one of them) to parsons as trustee to ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"To put himself in 'funds for these purchases so made, witness drew his bills of exchange on said parsons, of Boston, which had always been duly accepted, ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Eng Hist R 32:245-8 Ap '17 parsons, E. Dudley English teacher and patriotism. ... See parsons, Elsie Worthington parsons, Herbert C. Effect of the war on ..."

6. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"I immediately directed one of my staff officers to communicate these facts to General parsons and to order him to make the assault without any further delay ..."

7. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"parsons died in 1623, and was buried on 3 Aug. in the Abbey cloisters. He was survived by his wife Jane, and his children—William, Dorothy, and Thomasine. ..."

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