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parochial

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Etymology

From Anglo-Norman parochial and its source late [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] parochialis, an alteration of paroecialis ‘of a church provice’, from paroecia, from Hellenistic Greek παροικία ‘stay in a foreign land’, later ‘community, diocese’, from Ancient Greek πάροικος ‘neighbouring, neighbour’, from παρα-para-’ + οἶκος ‘house’.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
parochial

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  1. Pertaining to a parish.
  2. Characterized by an unsophisticated focus on local concerns to the exclusion of wider contexts; elementary in scope or outlook.
    The use of simple, primary colors in the painting gave it a parochial feel
    The United States has been accused of taking a parochial view, of not being interested in international matters.

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