see parish, n.
- Phrase. “Parish night”: [word play on “parish, n.” and “perish”] churchyard; cemetery; burial ground; resting place for the dead; [fig.] funeral; church service.
parish [-es] n
AFr paroche < OFr par(r)oche or OFr paroisse, both < late L. parochia.
- Township; village; small municipal region.
- Churchyard; cemetery; burial ground; [word play on “perish”] death; distance between the living and the dead.