from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Interested in, or concentrating on local events or matters; parochial or provincial
  • n. A person with such an attitude or interest

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who has much regard for local conditions; one who studies what is local, or is inclined to treat things from a local viewpoint; specifically, in medicine, one who regards every disease as having a local origin.


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