- 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.
Origin of parochial
Examples from the Web for non-parochial
Historical Examples of 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
- narrow in outlook or scope; provincial
- of or relating to a parish or parishes
Word Origin for parochial
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.