Definitions for parochialismpəˈroʊ ki əˌlɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pa•ro•chi•al•ismpəˈroʊ ki əˌlɪz əm(n.)

  1. a parochial attitude or outlook; narrowness or provincialism.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parochialism(noun)

    a limitation of views or interests like that defined by a local parish


  1. parochialism(Noun)

    The quality or state of being parochial; especially: selfish pettiness or narrowness (as of interests, opinions, or views).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parochialism(noun)

    the quality or state of being parochial in form or nature; a system of management peculiar to parishes


  1. Parochialism

    Parochialism means being provincial, being narrow in scope, or considering only small sections of an issue. It may, particularly when used pejoratively, be contrasted to universalism. The term originates from the idea of a parish, one of the smaller divisions within many Christian churches such as the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.


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