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parochialadjective

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

relating to a parish (= an area that has its own church or priest): parochial boundaries
parochialism
noun [U] uk   /pəˈrəʊ.ki.ə.lɪ.zəm/ us   /pəˈroʊ.ki.ə.lɪ.zəm/ disapproving
political parochialism
parochially
adverb uk   /pəˈrəʊ.ki.ə.li/ us   /pəˈroʊ.ki.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 church provides for) or with a church: a parochial school
  • parochial adjective (LIMITED)

limited to a narrow or local range 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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