Meaning of parochial

pa•ro•chi•al

Pronunciation: (pu-rō'kē-ul), [key]
— 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: parochial views; a parochial mentality.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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