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  • n. The state or condition of being parochial.
  • n. Something parochial; a behaviour that is specific to a small locality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being parochial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being parochial, in either sense.


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  • Her two collections of personal essays, Ex Libris (1998) and At Large and At Small (2007), cover topics ranging from the care and feeding of books to the manufacture and history of ice cream; to close with a return to parochiality, she has what I think of as a fan's eclecticism of interest, and enthusiasm for communicating that interest.

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  • Interestingly enough, Catholic theologians have a term for this parochiality --

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  • The difference lies in whether you think we should seek to preserve and defend those somewheres or join the progressive tide of history in seeking their demise i.e., through human strip mining operations that liberate us from parochiality and policies that support destruction of local economic entities.

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  • The college has the privilege of extra-parochiality, the rector being parish-priest for all it members, and exemption from the jurisdiction of the cardinal vicar and other ordinaries and tribunals.

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  • Our biological nature predisposes a stubborn temporal parochiality.

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  • "Jim Traynor's latest piece encapsulates the shortcomings of the Scottish football press - parochiality, hypocrisy and me ..."

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  • This I think shows the worthlessness of much / most of this philosophy postmodernism) and it's parochiality.

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