Police Jury – the governing body of a parish

police jury:
(1811)

1. Louisiana law. The governing body of a parish.

parish:
(14c)

1. In Louisiana, a governmental subdivision analogous to  county in other U.S. states.

2. Ecclesiastical law. A division of a town or district, subject to the ministry of one pastor.

district parish:
(1818)

1. Ecclesiastical law. A geographical division of an English parish mad by the Crown’s commissioners for the building of new churches for worship, celebration of marriages, christenings, and burials. [1]

References:

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[1]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition
 by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

[3]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

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