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PAROCHIAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does parochial mean? 

PAROCHIAL (adjective)
  The adjective PAROCHIAL has 2 senses:

1. relating to or supported by or located in a parish
2. narrowly restricted in outlook or scope

  Familiarity information: PAROCHIAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PAROCHIAL (adjective)


Sense 1parochial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or supported by or located in a parish

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

parochial schools

Pertainym:

parish (the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor)


Sense 2parochial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Narrowly restricted in outlook or scope

Synonyms:

parochial; insular

Context examples:

little sympathy with parochial mentality / insular attitudes toward foreigners

Similar:

provincial (characteristic of the provinces or their people)


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