- parochial: see parish
- parochial (adj.)
- late 14c., "pertaining to a parish," from Anglo-French parochiel (late 13c.), from Old French parochial, from Late Latin parochialis "of a parish" (c. 600), from parochia (see parish).
Figurative sense, "limited, narrow," as if confined to a small region, is from 1856 (also see parochialism). Parochial school is attested from 1755.
- 1. a member of the parochial church council
- 2. Officials tend to tilt toward secrecy from a parochial view of their responsibilities.
- 3. She was a secretary on the local parochial church council.
- 4. He felt himself from disuse to be unfit for parochial duty.
- 5. He is very interested in parochial affairs.
[ parochial 造句 ]