- (used with a singular or plural verb) former name of Uttar Pradesh.
- (used with a plural verb) History/Historical. the seven northern provinces in the Low Countries that declared their independence from Spain in 1581 and laid the foundation for the establishment of the Netherlands.
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- a Dutch republic (1581–1795) formed by the union of the seven northern provinces of the Netherlands, which were in revolt against their suzerain, Philip II of Spain
- the United Provinces of Agra and OudhSee Uttar Pradesh
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