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parochialism

[puh-roh-kee-uh-liz-uh m]
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noun
  1. a parochial character, spirit, or tendency; excessive narrowness of interests or view; provincialism.

Origin of parochialism

First recorded in 1840–50; parochial + -ism
Related formspa·ro·chi·al·ist, nounpa·ro·chi·al·i·za·tion, noun
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Word Origin and History for parochialist

parochialism

n.

"limited and narrow character or tendency," 1847, from parochial + -ism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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