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parochial
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Anna Karenina
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  • The answers were all based on official data furnished by governors and heads of churches, and founded on the reports of district magistrates and ecclesiastical superintendents, founded in their turn on the reports of parochial overseers and parish priests; and so all of these answers were unhesitating and certain.

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as in: limited by a parochial view Define
narrowly restricted in outlook -- typically concerned only with local matters
as in: parochial school Define
relating to religious organization -- especially a parish (church and surrounding area)
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