parochial


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pa·ro·chi·al

 (pə-rō′kē-əl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, supported by, or located in a parish.
2. Of or relating to parochial schools.
3. Narrowly restricted in scope or outlook; provincial: parochial attitudes.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin parochiālis, from parochia, diocese; see parish.]

pa·ro′chi·al·ism n.
pa·ro′chi·al·ist n.
pa·ro′chi·al·ly adv.

parochial

(pəˈrəʊkɪəl)
adj
1. narrow in outlook or scope; provincial
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to a parish or parishes
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or relating to a parish or parishes
[C14: via Old French from Church Latin parochiālis; see parish]
paˈrochialˌism n
paˌrochiˈality n
paˈrochially adv

pa•ro•chi•al

(pəˈroʊ ki əl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a parish or parishes.
2. of or pertaining to parochial schools.
3. very limited or narrow in scope or outlook; provincial.
[1350–1400; late Middle English parochialle, Middle English parochiele (< Anglo-French parochiel) < Late Latin parochiālis; see parish, -al1]
pa•ro′chi•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.parochial - relating to or supported by or located in a parish; "parochial schools"
2.parochial - narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy with parochial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners"
provincial - characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"

parochial

parochial

adjective
Having the restricted outlook often characteristic of geographic isolation:
Translations

parochial

[pəˈrəʊkɪəl] ADJ (Rel) → parroquial (pej) (= provincial) → provinciano; (= narrow-minded) → de miras estrechas

parochial

[pəˈrəʊkiəl] adj
(pejorative) (= insular) [interests] → de clocher; [concerns, view, attitude] → étroit(e)
[church, board] → paroissial(e)

parochial

adj
(Eccl) → Pfarr-; parochial ministryPfarramt nt; the parochial duties of a priestdie Aufgaben eines Gemeindepfarrers; the parochial boundariesdie Grenzen des Pfarrbezirks; parochial school (US) → Konfessionsschule f
(fig) attitude, personengstirnig; mind, ideasbeschränkt; he’s so parochial in his outlooker hat einen sehr beschränkten Gesichtskreis

parochial

[pəˈrəʊkɪəl] adj (of parish) → parrocchiale (fig) (pej) → provinciale, ristretto/a
References in classic literature ?
By those best acquainted with his habits, the paleness of the young minister's cheek was accounted for by his too earnest devotion to study, his scrupulous fulfilment of parochial duty, and more than all, to the fasts and vigils of which he made a frequent practice, in order to keep the grossness of this earthly state from clogging and obscuring his spiritual lamp.
Jonathan Faux to go and take a snack with him, an invitation which was quite acceptable; and as honest Jonathan had nothing to be ashamed of, it is probable that he was very frank in his communications to the civil draper, who, pursuing the benefit of the parish, hastened to make all the information he could gather about Freely common parochial property.
You, with your small parochial responsibilities, see only this particular Mrs MacNab, terrified with this particular tale of two voices and a tall man out of the sea.
His voice was rather parochial, but he did not quite see his way to answering naturally.
Two or three curates who had hoped for preferment told their wives it was scandalous to give a parish that needed a young, strong, and energetic man to an old fellow who knew nothing of parochial work, and had feathered his nest already; but the mutterings of the unbeneficed clergy do not reach the ears of a cathedral Chapter.
Farebrother's residence in Middlemarch, where he was carrying out some parochial plans; and Fred, not seeing anything more agreeable to do, had turned into the Green Dragon, partly to play at billiards, partly to taste the old flavor of discourse about horses, sport, and things in general, considered from a point of view which was not strenuously correct.
parochial Trinity, the Cruate and the Vicar being the other two.
It is felony, as I have just told you, for a Roman Catholic priest to celebrate a marriage which may be lawfully celebrated by a parochial clergyman, a Presbyterian mini ster, and a Non-conformist minister.
Natalie might call at her parochial residence occasionally, under the wing of Lady Winwood; gaining leave of absence from Muswell Hill, on the plea of paying one of her customary visits at her aunt's house.
The answers were all based on official data furnished by governors and heads of churches, and founded on the reports of district magistrates and ecclesiastical superintendents, founded in their turn on the reports of parochial overseers and parish priests; and so all of these answers were unhesitating and certain.
By dint of constant repetition, however, these constitutional sights had very little more interest for me than so many parochial vestries; and I was glad to exchange this one for a lounge in a well-arranged public library of some ten thousand volumes, and a visit to a tobacco manufactory, where the workmen are all slaves.
So, she appropriated the greater part of the weekly stipend to her own use, and consigned the rising parochial generation to even a shorter allowance than was originally provided for them.