Definitions for: Parochial


[adj] narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy with parocial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners"
[adj] relating to or supported by or located in a parish; "parochial schools"



Webster (1913) Definition: Pa*ro"chi*al, a. [LL. parochialis, from L. parochia.
See Parish.]
Of or pertaining to a parish; restricted to a parish; as,
parochial duties. ``Parochial pastors.'' --Bp. Atterbury.
Hence, limited; narrow. ``The parochial mind.'' --W. Black.

Synonyms: insular, provincial

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