Until this rise of the machines, trading had largely been a parochial business.
Why would they push for a solution unless they are pushing a parochial interest?
My bias is that Congress tends to be parochial, irresponsible, and self-interested.
What we are is kind of parochial and not all that well dressed, but these are not actually crimes against manners.
I love my adopted hometown, but let's be honest: it's parochial, bourgeois, and somewhat lacking in world-class amenities.
Even Ruddiman was brought up at the parish school, and was, moreover, for some time a parochial teacher.
The average incomes of the parochial clergy, meanwhile, were small.
Inside the walls of Manila there is only one Spanish parochial church, namely, the cathedral.
Otherwise, the town's associations are chiefly provincial, not to say parochial.
In the parochial schools, even from St. Dunstan's time, children of the lower orders were taught grammar and church music.
late 14c., "pertaining to a parish," from Anglo-French parochiel (late 13c.), from Old French parochial, from Late Latin parochialis "of a parish" (c.600), from parochia (see parish).
Figurative sense, "limited, narrow," as if confined to a small region, is from 1856 (also see parochialism). Parochial school is attested from 1755.