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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Late Latin parochialis, from parochia; PARISH

parochial

adjective
     
Related topics: Christianity
pa‧ro‧chi‧al
1 only interested in things that affect your local area - used in order 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 council
parochialism noun [uncountable]

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