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parochialize

[puh-roh-kee-uh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), pa·ro·chi·al·ized, pa·ro·chi·al·iz·ing.
  1. to make parochial.
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verb (used without object), pa·ro·chi·al·ized, pa·ro·chi·al·iz·ing.
  1. to work in or for a parish.
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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.
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Historical Examples

  • I must parochialize a bit afterward, but you shan't be much victimized.'

    Robert Elsmere

    Mrs. Humphry Ward