Parochialisms

parochialism

[puh-roh-kee-uh-liz-uhm]
noun
a parochial character, spirit, or tendency; excessive narrowness of interests or view; provincialism.

Origin:
1840–50; parochial + -ism

parochialist, noun
parochialization, noun
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