What does provincial mean?

Definitions for provincial
prəˈvɪn ʃəlprovin·cial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. provincial(noun)

    (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"

  2. peasant, provincial, bucolic(adj)

    a country person

  3. provincial(adj)

    of or associated with a province

    "provincial government"

  4. provincial(adj)

    characteristic of the provinces or their people

    "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"

Wiktionary

  1. provincial(Noun)

    A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  2. provincial(Noun)

    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: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  3. provincial(Noun)

    A country bumpkin.

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  4. provincial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect.

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  5. provincial(Adjective)

    Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province.

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  6. provincial(Adjective)

    Not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  7. provincial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  8. provincial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  9. provincial(Adjective)

    limited in outlook; narrow

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Provincial(adj)

    of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect

    Etymology: [L. provincialis: cf. F. provincial. See Province, and cf. Provencal.]

  2. Provincial(adj)

    exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province; not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal

    Etymology: [L. provincialis: cf. F. provincial. See Province, and cf. Provencal.]

  3. Provincial(adj)

    of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod

    Etymology: [L. provincialis: cf. F. provincial. See Province, and cf. Provencal.]

  4. Provincial(adj)

    of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal

    Etymology: [L. provincialis: cf. F. provincial. See Province, and cf. Provencal.]

  5. Provincial(noun)

    a person belonging to a province; one who is provincial

    Etymology: [L. provincialis: cf. F. provincial. See Province, and cf. Provencal.]

  6. Provincial(noun)

    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

  1. Provincial

    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

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'provincial' in Adjectives Frequency: #723

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How to say provincial in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of provincial in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of provincial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of provincial in a Sentence

  1. Chuon Sovann:

    We have Chhouk Bandith and we are transferring him to Svay Rieng provincial court to further process the legal procedures.

  2. Graeme Smith:

    It is certainly the first major breach of a provincial capital since 2001, they are choking the Afghan forces from all sides. It looks pretty grim.

  3. Jorge Ordonez:

    You can't think of this as (just a provincial) deal it is a structured sale of receivables, the dollars don't go back into the province's budget and are not discretionary on the province's behalf.

  4. Dadullah Qane:

    Right now there is heavy fighting close to the provincial governor's house and police headquarters has been under heavy attack for an hour.

  5. Charles Cleveland:

    We don't think either the province of Uruzgan or the provincial capital Tarin Kowt is about to fall but we're watching it closely.

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