Origin of provincial
Synonyms for provincial
Examples from the Web for provincially
Historical Examples of provincially
He arrived in Paris at the age of twenty-five, provincially instructed, but already of a marvellous erudition.Aspects and Impressions
Isolate we have indeed been as a people, but not provincially nor narrowly nor proudly isolate.
If this scheme should prove oppressive, provincially or parochially, he was willing to give it up.Lord Chatham
Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
The Romans having governed Oceana provincially, the Teutons were the first that introduced the form of the late monarchy.The Commonwealth of Oceana
Clay-slate is provincially called Killas; and Porphyry is known by the name of Elvan.A Guide to the Mount's Bay and the Land's End
John Ayrton Paris
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."