provincial law

[ pruh-vin-shuhl law ]

noun
  1. in a country comprising quasi-autonomous provinces, such as Canada, a law or body of laws passed by the legislature of a province: Prospective adoptive parents in British Columbia are required by provincial law to attend workshops on parenting.: Compare federal law, state law.

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How to use provincial law in a sentence

  • And he told him something about the Communal and provincial law, which was then being discussed for the third time.

    The conquest of Rome | Matilde Serao
  • In this instance, the Union was not called upon to contest a provincial law, but to try a suit in which a state was a party.

    American Institutions and Their Influence | Alexis de Tocqueville et al.
  • The second clause is of greater difficulty; for how can a provincial law secure privileges or immunities to a province?

  • The common and statute law of England prevailed when provincial law was silent on the subject.

    The Colonies 1492-1750 | Reuben Gold Thwaites
  • In this instance the Union was not called upon to contest a provincial law, but to try a suit in which a State was a party.