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"parochial" in British English

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parochialadjective

uk   /pəˈrəʊ.ki.əl/  us   /-ˈroʊ-/
  • parochial adjective (OF A CHURCH)

relating to a ​parish (= an ​area that has ​its own ​church or ​priest): parochial ​boundaries
parochialism
noun [U] uk   us   /-ə.lɪ.zəm/ disapproving
political parochialism
parochially
adverb uk   us   /-ə.li/ disapproving
(Definition of parochial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"parochial" in American English

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parochialadjective

 us   /pəˈroʊ·ki·əl/
  • parochial adjective (OF A CHURCH)

[not gradable] connected with a ​parish (= an ​area that a ​churchprovides for) or with a ​church: a parochial ​school
  • parochial adjective (LIMITED)

limited to a ​narrow or ​localrange of ​matters: The US ​coverage of the ​summit has been ​extremely parochial.
(Definition of parochial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “parochial”
in Chinese (Simplified) 教堂的, 堂区的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 教堂的, 教區的…
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