Parochial

  • 1 Parochial — Pa*ro chi*al, a. [LL. parochialis, from L. parochia. See {Parish}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a parish; restricted to a parish; as, parochial duties; parochial schools. Parochial pastors. Bp. Atterbury. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Limited; narrow;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 parochial — ● parochial, parochiale, parochiaux adjectif (latin médiéval parochialis) Synonyme de paroissial. ● parochial, parochiale, parochiaux (synonymes) adjectif (latin médiéval parochialis) Synonymes : paroissial …

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  • 3 parochial — (adj.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. parochiel (late 13c.), from O.Fr. parochial, from L.L. parochialis of a parish (c.600), from parochia (see PARISH (Cf. parish)). Parochial school is attested from 1755 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 parochial — [pə rō′kē əl] adj. [ME parochiele < OFr parochial < ML(Ec) parochialis < LL(Ec) parochia: see PARISH] 1. of or in a parish or parishes 2. restricted to a small area or scope; narrow; limited; provincial [a parochial outlook] parochialism …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 parochial — pa·ro·chi·al /pə rō kē əl/ adj: of or relating to a parish Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. parochial I …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 parochial — parochial, ale (entrée créée par le supplément) (pa ro ki al, a l ) adj. Qui a rapport à une paroisse. •   Les églises parochiales, RAC. Lexique, éd. P. Mesnard.. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. parochia (voy. paroisse) …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 7 parochial — *insular, provincial, local, small town Analogous words: circumscribed, restricted, limited, confined (see LIMIT vb): narrow, narrow minded, *illiberal, intolerant, hidebound, bigoted Antonyms: catholic Contrasted words: *universal, cosmopolitan …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 parochial — [adj] narrow minded, restricted biased, bigoted, conservative, conventional, insular, inward looking, limited, local, narrow, petty, prejudiced, provincial, regional, sectarian, sectional, shallow, small minded, small town; concept 542 Ant. broad …

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  • 9 parochial — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to a parish. 2) having a narrow outlook or scope. DERIVATIVES parochialism noun. ORIGIN Latin parochialis, from Greek paroikia (see PARISH(Cf. ↑parish)) …

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  • 10 parochial — adjective /pəˈɹəʊkɪəl,pəˈɹoʊkiəl/ a) Pertaining to a parish. The use of simple, primary colors in the painting gave it a parochial feel b) Characterized by an unsophisticated focus on local concerns to the exclusion of wider contexts; elementary… …

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  • 11 parochial — parochially, adv. parochialness, n. /peuh roh kee euhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a parish or parishes. 2. of or pertaining to parochial schools or the education they provide. 3. very limited or narrow in scope or outlook; provincial:… …

    Universalium

  • 12 parochial — [[t]pəro͟ʊkiəl[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as parochial, you are critical of them because you think they are too concerned with their own affairs and should be thinking about more important things. Syn: insular 2) ADJ …

    English dictionary

  • 13 Parochial — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt bedarf einer Überarbeitung. Näheres ist auf der Diskussionsseite angegeben. Hilf mit, ihn zu verbessern, und entferne anschließend diese Markierung. Eine Parochie ist der Amtsbezirk eines Pfarrers (=Parochus), d. h.… …

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  • 14 parochial — pa|ro|chi|al [pəˈrəukiəl US ˈrou ] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Late Latin parochialis, from parochia; PARISH] 1.) only interested in things that affect your local area used in order to show disapproval ▪ Local newspapers tend to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 parochial — pa|ro|chi|al [ pə roukiəl ] adjective 1. ) not interested in things that do not affect your local area directly: a parochial self interest a ) not willing to accept new ideas or methods: NARROW MINDED 2. ) only before noun relating to a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 parochial — UK [pəˈrəʊkɪəl] / US [pəˈroʊkɪəl] adjective 1) a) showing disapproval not interested in things that do not affect your local area directly a parochial self interest b) not willing to accept new ideas or methods 2) [only before noun] relating to a …

    English dictionary

  • 17 parochial — adjective Etymology: Middle English parochiall, from Anglo French parochial, from Late Latin parochialis, from parochia parish more at parish Date: 14th century 1. of or relating to a church parish 2. of or relating to a parish as a unit of local …

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  • 18 parochial — ◆ par|o|chi|al 〈[ xja:l] Adj.〉 zur Parochie gehörig ◆ Die Buchstabenfolge par|o... kann in Fremdwörtern auch pa|ro... getrennt werden. Davon ausgenommen sind Zusammensetzungen, in denen par... sprachhistorisch nicht auf die aus dem Griechischen… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 19 parochial — adj. Parochial is used with these nouns: ↑school …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 parochial — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. provincial, local; narrow, illiberal; church con trolled, separate (Canadian). See region, religion, narrowness. Ant., universal, Catholic. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Regional] Syn. provincial,… …

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