What does the word parochial mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to a parish.

Usage examples for parochial

  1. He issued edicts abolishing the Inquisition, all feudal rights, and all particular jurisdictions; regulating the number of monks; increasing, at the expense of the monastic establishments, the stipends of the parochial clergy; and proclaiming a general amnesty, with only ten exceptions. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  2. Your parochial conscience was uneasy, I suppose, because I was missing at church? – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
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