[ puh-roh-kee-uh l ]
/ pəˈroʊ ki əl /
of, relating to, or financially supported by one or more church parishes: parochial churches in Great Britain.
of or relating to parochial schools or the education they provide.
very limited or narrow in scope or outlook; provincial: parochial views; a parochial mentality.
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Origin of parochial
OTHER WORDS FROM parochial
pa·ro·chi·al·ly, adverbpa·ro·chi·al·ness, nounin·ter·pa·ro·chi·al, adjectivein·ter·pa·ro·chi·al·ly, adverb
in·ter·pa·ro·chi·al·ness, nounnon·pa·ro·chi·al, adjectivenon·pa·ro·chi·al·ly, adverbsem·i·pa·ro·chi·al, adjectiveun·pa·ro·chi·al, adjectiveun·pa·ro·chi·al·ly, adverb
Words nearby parochial
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Example sentences from the Web for non-parochial
The secular clergy is divided into parochial and non-parochial.
The term is also applied to non-parochial ecclesiastical offices of a like tenure, such as a deanery, canonry, and archdeaconry.The Legal Position of the Clergy|P. V. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for non-parochial
/ (pəˈrəʊkɪəl) /
narrow in outlook or scope; provincial
of or relating to a parish or parishes
Derived forms of parochialparochialism, nounparochiality, nounparochially, adverb
Word Origin for parochial
C14: via Old French from Church Latin parochiālis; see parish
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