(comparative more parochial, superlative most parochial)
- Pertaining to a parish.
- 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.
- Some people in the United States have been accused of taking a parochial view, of not being interested in international matters.
From Anglo-Norman parochial and its source Late Latin parochialis, an alteration of paroecialis (“of a church province"), from paroecia, from Hellenistic Greek Ï€Î±ÏÎ¿Î¹ÎºÎ¯Î± (paroikia, “stay in a foreign land") , later “community, diocese", from Ancient Greek Ï€Î¬ÏÎ¿Î¹ÎºÎ¿Ï‚ (paroikos, “neighbouring, neighbour"), from Ï€Î±ÏÎ±- (para-) + Î¿á¼¶ÎºÎ¿Ï‚ (oikos, “house").