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parochial in Christianity topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishparochialpa‧ro‧chi‧al /pəˈrəʊkiəl $ -ˈroʊ-/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 PREJUDICEDonly interested in things that affect your local area – used to show disapproval 🔊 Local newspapers tend to be very parochial.2 [only before noun]RRC relating to a particular church and the area around it 🔊 the parochial church councilparochialism noun [uncountable]
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parochialOnce more the world was treated as a convenience wrapping for Labour's parochial and predominantly internal preoccupations.The Church - she had had more than enough of Brickley parochial Catholicism.And many respondents who mention active participation also mention the more parochial norms.There are also private parochial schools that provide a more rigorous curriculum.