Province

Definition of Province

Prov´ince
n.1.(Roman Hist.) A country or region, more or less remote from the city of Rome, brought under the Roman government; a conquered country beyond the limits of Italy.
2.A country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital.
3.A region of country; a tract; a district.
Over many a tract
of heaven they marched, and many a province wide.
- Milton.
Other provinces of the intellectual world.
- I. Watts.
4.A region under the supervision or direction of any special person; the district or division of a country, especially an ecclesiastical division, over which one has jurisdiction; as, the province of Canterbury, or that in which the archbishop of Canterbury exercises ecclesiastical authority.
5.The proper or appropriate business or duty of a person or body; office; charge; jurisdiction; sphere.
The woman'sprovince is to be careful in her economy, and chaste in her affection.
- Tattler.
6.Specif.: Any political division of the Dominion of Canada, having a governor, a local legislature, and representation in the Dominion parliament. Hence, colloquially, The Provinces, the Dominion of Canada.

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