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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.
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Adv.1.parochially - in a parochial manner; "parochially narrow in his outlook"


[pəˈrəʊkɪlɪ] adv (fig) (pej) → campanilisticamente
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115) Finally, non-participation exposes the United States to international criticism as "unilateralist," hypocritical for decrying war crimes but then acting parochially to protect its nationals, and oppressive for "bullying" diplomacy by pushing for Article 98 agreements to protect the U.
Both modes of empire have depended on cultural narratives that manufactured parochially European or US perspectives as equivalent to the plenitude of humanity, the former assuming a universalism through colonially enforced education systems that corralled normativity around canonical texts, and the latter through a market-induced cultural imperialism.
The optimalist need not simply shut his eyes to the world's all-too-evident parochially considered imperfections.
The image of Premonitions as a parochially avant-garde collection may have been encouraged by Lew's afterword, which did not mention The Open Boat by name but did critique those "previous anthologies" that had been "either too small or conservative to convey the astonishing diversity and eloquence of new poetries" being written by Asian Americans.
Fredeman's influential Pre-Raphaelitism: A Bibliocritical Study (1965) both reinvigorated and narrowed the field of Pre-Raphaelite studies to focus on the movement's more parochially "English" qualities.
8) Second, in dealing with the previous literature, Wurmbrand is decidedly selective: careful attention is given to the literature a good MIT graduate is supposed to know (the book is based on an MIT dissertation)--which, even though parochially confined, is an impressive bulk of literature--but the findings of the many important studies of the subject matter outside this province (often in German, but Wurmbrand is a native speaker of German) have been more or less neglected.
Consequently, this re-envisioning of the Christian community--from a nation that itself was elect to a nation of elect individuals--enabled the Edwardseans to think less parochially, less in terms of America's divine election, and more in terms of God's providential designs for the whole world.
Hence, in Chapman's history of southern African literatures, South African literature and more parochially, South African literature in English occupies a central place.
Third, the 1955 bill directed its voice parochially toward American Jewry, and offered Congress's "best wishes for the success of the Philadelphia section of the American Jewish Tercentenary Committee and its Program.
Without a regional solution the only logical strategy is to act parochially and that's exactly what our local governments tend to do,'' said Mark Pisano, executive director of the Southern California Association of Governments.
notion of object, or of one and many, is indeed as parochially human