A preliminary report has already been submitted to the provincial government.
In July, parliament lowered its quota for female lawmakers on provincial councils from 25 percent to 20 percent.
I saw the event as a chance to put behind me my provincial, mass-market sensibilities and join the ranks of the discerning elect.
Nissa, which became Nizza under the rule of the Genoese and of the Savoyards, had nothing of the provincial about it.
Americans should wait for the results of the provincial elections.
In the ensuing year he took the command of the small body of provincial troops with which he marched to repel the Frenchmen.
This diarchy was to hold for both the central and provincial governments.
The electors should be left free to choose any person qualified to be a member of a provincial Legislature.
Your letter to the provincial Secretary is as good as could be—better than I could write.
It is one excellence of our Constitution, that all our rights of provincial election regard rather property than person.
late 14c., "pertaining to a province," from Old French provincial "belonging to a particular province (of friars)" (13c.), from Latin provincialis "of a province," from provincia (see province).
Meaning "of the small towns and countryside" (as opposed to the capital and urban center) is from 1630s, a borrowed idiom from French, transferred from sense of "particular to the province," hence "local." Suggestive of rude, petty, or narrow society by 1755. Classical Latin provincialis seems not to have had this tinge. In British use, with reference to the American colonies, from 1680s.
late 14c., "ecclesiastical head of a province," from provincial (adj.). From c.1600 as "native or inhabitant of a province;" from 1711 as "country person."