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parochial school

noun
1.
a primary or secondary private school supervised by a religious organization, especially a Roman Catholic day school affiliated with a parish or a holy order.
Compare church school.
Origin of parochial school
1745-1755
First recorded in 1745-55
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  • In very large numbers of cases the parochial school is chosen.

    New Homes for Old Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge
  • The Regal High was but a short distance from the parochial school.

    A Boy Knight

    Martin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott
  • His teachers in the parochial school he plied with queries which they could not meet.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • There is no need of one, as the children all go to parochial school.

    A Stake in the Land Peter Alexander Speek
  • It corresponds to the parochial school of Christian churches.

    A Stake in the Land Peter Alexander Speek
  • Surely it must have been learned in the parochial school, the confessional or the convent.

    The Demands of Rome Elizabeth Schoffen
  • Educated at the parochial school of his native town, young Jerdan entered a lawyer's office, with a view to the legal profession.

  • Only lack of money has so far prevented the founding of such a parochial school.

    A Stake in the Land Peter Alexander Speek

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