[ UK /pæɹˈɒkɪəl/ ]
[ US /pɝˈoʊkiəɫ/ ]
  1. relating to or supported by or located in a parish
    parochial schools
  2. narrowly restricted in outlook or scope
    insular attitudes toward foreigners
    little sympathy with parochial mentality
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How To Use parochial In A Sentence

  • She was a lively public speaker, a governor of two schools, and a member of Beverley Minster parochial church council.
  • Post-Civil-War America therefore seemed to exhibit the worst kind of small-minded, lacklustre parochialism, but it had coupled it with a loutish popularism.
  • To the extent that Baker and Reynolds actually excised archaic and unrepentant parochialism rooted literally in past centuries of practice that gave rise to existential equal protection problems, sobeit. The Volokh Conspiracy » My Talk at the Constitution in 2020 Conference
  • He took out a third of jobs and made the business less parochial and more open to user feedback. Times, Sunday Times
  • Few non-governmental organizations represented anything but parochial interests.
  • He was always genial, with the parochialism and humour of his north-eastern background.
  • Clergy who move into a diocese are required to stay several years before letters dimissory are accepted, in some cases, non-parochial clergy are told that letters dimissory will not ever be accepted unless they have a pastoral cure.
  • In early 20th century Great Britain, anti-imperialist commentators and politicians were often thought to be affected by the parochial disease of "Little Englandism" -- foreign policy solely focused on the well-being of the British Isles at the expense of the empire -- essentially an euphemism for isolationism. Franz-Stefan Gady: H.G. Wells and Defending the "Restoration Doctrine"
  • If anyone has a problem about transport they are advised to get in touch with any member of the parish pastoral council or phone the parochial house.
  • Beyond parochial concerns, there are breathtaking battles ahead. Times, Sunday Times
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