Definitions

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  • adj. In or of the country; rural.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. In or of the country.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the country; rural. Also epichoric, epichoristic.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek over + country. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And under the slight inquiry which he would ever make, or listen to when made by others, he might wonder at the rancour displayed by the protesting party, but he would take it for granted that a divinity of some local section had been unduly pushed into pre-eminence over a more strictly epichorial divinity.

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1

  • In this middle class, 'Gabriel's hounds' -- the 'phantom ship' -- the gloomy legends of the charcoal burners in the German forests -- and the local or epichorial superstitions from every district of Europe, come forward by thousands, attesting the high activity of the miraculous and the hyperphysical instincts, even in this generation, wheresoever the voice of the people makes itself heard.

    Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers

  • Western provinces (as not cemented by any native and home-bred institutions, but fighting under the harness of an exotic organization) sank before them; whereas Greece, falling back on the natural resources of a system self-evolved and _local_, or epichorial in its origin, not only defied these German barbarians for the moment, but actually after having her throat cut in a manner rose up magnificently (as did the

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 2

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