parochial school
noun Date: 1755 a private school maintained by a religious body usually for elementary and secondary instruction

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  • parochial school — ☆ parochial school n. a school supported and controlled by a church …   English World dictionary

  • Parochial school — A parochial school is a school that provides religious education in addition to conventional education. In a narrower sense, a parochial school is a Christian grammar school or high school which is part of, and run by, a parish.[1] Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

  • parochial school — noun a private religious school run by a church or parish • Syn: ↑church school • Hypernyms: ↑religious school • Hyponyms: ↑Catholic school * * * noun, pl ⋯ schools [count] US : a private school that is run by a church parish …   Useful english dictionary

  • parochial school — a primary or secondary private school supervised by a religious organization, esp. a Roman Catholic day school affiliated with a parish or a holy order. Cf. church school. [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • parochial school — pa rochial .school n AmE a private school which is run by or connected with a church …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • parochial school — pa rochial ,school noun count AMERICAN a school connected with a particular church that usually provides religious education as well as general education …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • parochial school — paro′chial school n. edu a primary or secondary school maintained by a religious organization • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • parochial school — A school maintained by a church or religious body, coupling religious instruction with instruction as given in the public schools. Yanow v Seven Oaks Park, Inc. 11 NJ 341, 94 A2d 482, 36 ALR2d 639. See sectarian school …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • parochial school — noun A school associated with the parish of a church …   Wiktionary

  • parochial school — noun North American term for church school …   English new terms dictionary

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