- provincetown print,
- provincial council,
- provincial police,
Origin of provincial
Examples from the Web for provincial
She tells us how little the federal and provincial governments have done to regulate the tar sands.
Twenty years ago it would have been laughable to believe that English provincial cuisine could match French provincial cuisine.
In a province with tens of thousands of Iraq Security Forces, Tikrit, the provincial capital, was seized without a fight.The Paper Tiger of the Tigris: How ISIS Took Tikrit Without a Fight|Andrew Slater|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And on Tuesday, a candidate for a provincial office and nine of his supporters were kidnapped and killed by the Taliban.Would You Risk Your Life to Vote? It Looks Like 7 Million Afghans Did.|Dean Obeidallah|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In July, parliament lowered its quota for female lawmakers on provincial councils from 25 percent to 20 percent.
Adrienne told him that she was with her parents in a provincial town.Adrienne Toner|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Many of these agricultural societies possess extensive grounds of their own in the near neighbourhood of the provincial capital.Uruguay|W. H. Koebel
Of all this mass there remains only "The Provincial Letters."A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The repose of provincial life was hard to bear in comparison.Louis XIV and La Grande Mademoiselle|Arvede Barine
The resolutions of the provincial councils shall be sent to the governor of the province.The History of Cuba, vol. 4|Willis Fletcher Johnson
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."