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Meaning of PAROCHIAL

Pronunciation:  pu'rowkeeul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy with parocial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners"
  2. [adj]  relating to or supported by or located in a parish; "parochial schools"

PAROCHIAL is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: insular, provincial



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pa*ro"chi*al\, a. [LL. parochialis, from L. parochia.
See {Parish}.]
Of or pertaining to a parish; restricted to a parish; as,
parochial duties. ``Parochial pastors.'' --Bp. Atterbury.
Hence, limited; narrow. ``The parochial mind.'' --W. Black.

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