Definitions for provincial
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.
Provincial can be defined as something or someone associated with the regions or local areas outside of a major city or the capital, typically characterized by a simpler, traditional, or conservative lifestyle and attitudes. It often describes a person, behavior, or perspective that reflects a narrow-mindedness or limited perspective due to a lack of exposure to a broader range of experiences. It can also refer to a government or administrative body that operates on a local level, overseeing a specific province or region within a larger country or state.
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
We are either going to be successful together, or not at all, we are going to expand the country or we will all suffocate in petty, provincial shoving.
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.
All women working in government are in great danger. And the situation is especially bad for provincial council members.
Of all the inventions that have helped to unify China perhaps the airplane is the most outstanding. Its ability to annihilate distance has been in direct proportion to its achievements in assisting to annihilate suspicion and misunderstanding among provincial officials far removed from one another or from the officials at the seat of government.
It's up to the proponents to meet the environmental tests, to engage with First Nations (aboriginals), to meet the provincial standards that are expected ... it's up to the firms to deliver on their projects.
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