[ puh-roh-kee-uh-lahyz ]
/ pəˈroʊ ki əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), pa·ro·chi·al·ized, pa·ro·chi·al·iz·ing.

to make parochial.

verb (used without object), pa·ro·chi·al·ized, pa·ro·chi·al·iz·ing.

to work in or for a parish.

Nearby words

  1. parocheth,
  2. parochial,
  3. parochial church council,
  4. parochial school,
  5. parochialism,
  6. parodic,
  7. parodist,
  8. parodistic,
  9. parodontium,
  10. parodos

Also especially British, pa·ro·chi·al·ise.

Origin of parochialize

First recorded in 1840–50; parochial + -ize

Related formsde-pa·ro·chi·al·ize, verb (used with object), de-pa·ro·chi·al·ized, de-pa·ro·chi·al·iz·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019