Definition of parochial adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    parochial

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//pəˈroʊkiəl//
     
     
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  1. 1 [usually before noun] (formal) connected with a church parish a member of the parochial church council
  2. 2(disapproving) only concerned with small issues that happen in your local area and not interested in more important things They need to be better informed and less parochial in their thinking.
parochialism
 
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NAmE//pəˈroʊkiəˌlɪzəm//
 
noun [uncountable] the parochialism of a small community
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