parochialism definition

  • noun:
    • the product quality or condition to be parochial; especially: selfish pettiness or narrowness (as of passions, views, or views).
    • the standard or state of being parochial in kind or nature; something of management distinct to parishes.
    • The management of the matters of a parish by an elected vestry or parochial board; the machine of municipality helping to make the parish the system.
    • therefore Provincialism; neighborhood narrowness of view; narrow-mindedness.
    • a limitation of views or passions like this defined by an area parish

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