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parochial

[puh-roh-kee-uh l] /pəˈroʊ ki əl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a parish or parishes.
2.
of or pertaining to parochial schools or the education they provide.
3.
very limited or narrow in scope or outlook; provincial:
parochial views; a parochial mentality.
Origin
late Middle English
1350-1400
1350-1400; late Middle English parochialle < Late Latin parochiālis (see parish, -al1); replacing Middle English parochiele < Anglo-French parochiel < Late Latin as above
Related forms
parochially, adverb
parochialness, noun
interparochial, adjective
interparochially, adverb
interparochialness, noun
nonparochial, adjective
nonparochially, adverb
semiparochial, adjective
unparochial, adjective
unparochially, adverb
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parochial

/pəˈrəʊkɪəl/
adjective
1.
narrow in outlook or scope; provincial
2.
of or relating to a parish or parishes
Derived Forms
parochialism, noun
parochiality, noun
parochially, adverb
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Church Latin parochiālis; see parish
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parochial
late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. parochiel (late 13c.), from O.Fr. parochial, from L.L. parochialis "of a parish" (c.600), from parochia (see parish). Parochial school is attested from 1755.
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