I love my adopted hometown, but let's be honest: it's parochial, bourgeois, and somewhat lacking in world-class amenities.
Why would they push for a solution unless they are pushing a parochial interest?
What we are is kind of parochial and not all that well dressed, but these are not actually crimes against manners.
Needs that were narrow or parochial a century ago may be interwoven in our day with the wellbeing of the Nation.
One enduring lesson of the Holocaust is that antisemitism is not a parochial Jewish interest.
Even Ruddiman was brought up at the parish school, and was, moreover, for some time a parochial teacher.
He had never met with any entry affecting the parochial clergy.
Inside the walls of Manila there is only one Spanish parochial church, namely, the cathedral.
Patriotism had to be parochial; for men had no country, but only a countryside.
In the parochial schools, even from St. Dunstan's time, children of the lower orders were taught grammar and church music.
late 14c., "pertaining to a parish," from Anglo-French parochiel (late 13c.), from Old French parochial, from Late Latin parochialis "of a parish" (c.600), from parochia (see parish).
Figurative sense, "limited, narrow," as if confined to a small region, is from 1856 (also see parochialism). Parochial school is attested from 1755.