Meaning of “parochial” in the English Dictionary

"parochial" in British English

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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)