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A Prestegjeld was a geographic and administrative area of the Church of Norway (Den Norske Kirke)[1] roughly equivalent to a parish. A "prestegjeld" could consist of one or many congregations. In a prestegjeld, there were usually one or more clerical positions (chaplains) serving under the administration of a head minister ("sogneprest or sokneprest).


  1. ^ prestegjeld Store Norske Leksikon, retrieved 3 April, 2013 (Norwegian)