(n.) = priest ; divine ; parson ; parish priest ; vicar. Ex: As early as 3000 B.C., the Sumerians kept records on clay tablets; many of those records applied to the management practices of the priests in Ur. Ex: There were popular religious works, mainly by later seventeenth century nonconformist divines, of which the most famous was of course John Bunyan. Ex: The parson, he said, now has to wait two weeks for a book being read by his clerk. Ex: The local church was packed to the rafters for the funeral of a much-loved parish priest who died last month aged 69. Ex: These figures of 'authority', the local postman, the vicar, the village postmistress and schoolmaster were fast disappearing from the rural scene.