Parochial \Pa*ro"chi*al\, a. [LL. parochialis, from L. parochia.
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; having or characterized by narrow interests centered on oneself or one's local community; narrow-minded; provincial; as, parochial views. "The parochial mind." --W. Black. [1913 Webster +PJC]
1: relating to or supported by or located in a parish; "parochial schools"
2: narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy with parochial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners" [syn: insular, parochial]
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