parochial school


a primary or secondary private school supervised by a religious organization, especially a Roman Catholic day school affiliated with a parish or a holy order.

Nearby words

  1. parnellite,
  2. parnis,
  3. parocheth,
  4. parochial,
  5. parochial church council,
  6. parochialism,
  7. parochialize,
  8. parodic,
  9. parodist,
  10. parodistic

Compare church school.

Origin of parochial school

First recorded in 1745–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019