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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.
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"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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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