What does the word parochial mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to a parish.

Usage examples for parochial

  1. As in the case of the blind and the deaf and dumb, it is considered that the relief given to children should not be counted as parochial relief to their parents. – Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles by Daniel Hack Tuke
  2. 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
  3. 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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