provincial

[pruh-vin-shuhl]

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. providing,
  2. province,
  3. provincetown,
  4. provincetown print,
  5. provincewide,
  6. provincial council,
  7. provincial police,
  8. provincialism,
  9. provincialist,
  10. provinciality

Origin of provincial

1300–50; Middle English (noun and adj.) < Latin prōvinciālis. See province, -al1

Related forms
Can be confusedprovidential provincial

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British Dictionary definitions for provincial

provincial

adjective

of or connected with a province
characteristic of or connected with the provinces; local
having attitudes and opinions supposedly common to people living in the provinces; rustic or unsophisticated; limited
NZ denoting a football team representing a province, one of the historical administrative areas of New Zealand

noun

a person lacking the sophistications of city life; rustic or narrow-minded individual
a person coming from or resident in a province or the provinces
the head of an ecclesiastical province
the head of a major territorial subdivision of a religious order
Derived Formsprovinciality (prəˌvɪnʃɪˈælɪtɪ), nounprovincially, adverb

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Word Origin and History for provincial
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