Definitions for Provincial
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Provincial.
(Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order
"the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials"
peasant, provincial, bucolicadjective
a country person
of or associated with a province
characteristic of the provinces or their people
"deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"
A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.
A monastic superior, who, under the general of his order, has the direction of all the religious houses of the same fraternity in a given district, called a province of the order.
A country bumpkin.
Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect.
Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province.
Not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.
Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.
Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.
limited in outlook; narrow
Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: provincial, Fr. from province.
The duke dare not more stretch
This finger of mine, than he dare rack his own;
His subject am I not, nor here provincial. William Shakespeare.
Some have delivered the polity of spirits, and left an account even to their provincial dominions. Brown.
They build and treat with such magnificence,
That, like th’ ambitious monarchs of the age,
They give the law to our provincial stage. Dryden.
A country ’squire having only the provincial accent upon his tongue, which is neither a fault, nor in his power to remedy, must marry a cast wench. Jonathan Swift.
A law made in a provincial synod, is properly termed a provincial constitution. John Ayliffe, Parergon.
A spiritual governor.
Etymology: provincial, Fr. from province.
Valignanus was provincial of the Jesuits in the Indies. Edward Stillingfleet.
of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect
exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province; not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal
of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod
of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal
a person belonging to a province; one who is provincial
a monastic superior, who, under the general of his order, has the direction of all the religious houses of the same fraternity in a given district, called a province of the order
Etymology: [L. provincialis: cf. F. provincial. See Province, and cf. Provencal.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prō-vin′shal, adj. pertaining to Provence or Provençal.—Provincial rose, the cabbage-rose—from Provins-rose, Provins in Seine-et-Marne, being famous for its roses: (Shak.) a rosette formerly worn on the shoe.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Provincial' in Adjectives Frequency: #723
The numerical value of Provincial in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Provincial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
When you're able to bring wonderful casts to some of these characters -- that haven't been realized in live action... you can sort of bring layers and texture, if you look at something like 'Beauty and the Beast,' well, why is Belle's father, Maurice, so protective? Why is she in the provincial town? You can expand the stories and enhance the stories.
We hope the oil companies will stop contaminating the Patagonian ecosystem with toxic waste and will close this dump that violates provincial and national laws.
We have Chhouk Bandith and we are transferring him to Svay Rieng provincial court to further process the legal procedures.
Apart from one district, all roads from the district centers to the provincial capital have been cut off and the government only control the provincial capital.
(Hauchard) is the perfect example of the phenomenon we're facing: a small provincial village, a well integrated family with jobs, radicalized on the internet at a very young age, converts and leaves, It illustrates the diversity of the profile and the self-radicalization on the internet.
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