parochial school

noun
|Updated on: 6 Jun 2018

Definition of parochial school

: a private school maintained by a religious body usually for elementary and secondary instruction

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First Known Use of parochial school

1755

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PAROCHIAL SCHOOL Defined for English Language Learners

parochial school

Definition of parochial school for English Language Learners

  • : a private school that is run by a church parish


PAROCHIAL SCHOOL Defined for Kids

parochial school

noun pa·ro·chi·al school \ pə-ˈrō-kē-əl- \

Definition of parochial school for Students

: a private school that is run by a religious body

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