Parochiality \Pa*ro`chi*al"i*ty\, n. The state of being parochial. [R.] --Sir J. Marriot. [1913 Webster]

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  • parochiality — noun a) The state or condition of being parochial. b) Something parochial; a behaviour that is specific to a small locality …   Wiktionary

  • parochiality — pa·ro·chi·al·i·ty …   English syllables

  • parochiality — pəˌrōkēˈaləd.ē noun ( es) : parochialism …   Useful english dictionary

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  • parochial — [pə rəʊkɪəl] adjective 1》 relating to a Church parish. 2》 having a narrow outlook or scope: parochial attitudes. Derivatives parochialism noun parochiality noun parochially adverb Origin ME: from OFr., from eccles. L. paroc …   English new terms dictionary

  • parochial — adj. 1 of or concerning a parish. 2 (of affairs, views, etc.) merely local, narrow or restricted in scope. Derivatives: parochialism n. parochiality n. parochially adv. Etymology: ME f. AF parochiel, OF parochial f. eccl.L parochialis (as PARISH) …   Useful english dictionary

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