Broad Term(s):


In early use, a person acting as priest in a parish in place of the real parson or rector, or as the representative of a religious community to which the tithes had been appropriated; hence, in later use in the Church of England, the incumbent of a parish of which the tithes were impropriated or appropriated, in contrast to a rector.



Jonathan Boucher (1738–1804) of England came to the United States in 1759, but two years later went to London to obtain ordination as an Anglican minister, which he received in January 1762.  ... Read More

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