Provincial

Definition of Provincial

Pro`vin´cial
a.1.Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect.
2.Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province; not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.
3.Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.
4.Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.
With two Provincial roses on my razed shoes.
- Shak.
n.1.A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.
2.(R. C. Ch.) A monastic superior, who, under the general of his order, has the direction of all the religious houses of the same fraternity in a given district, called a province of the order.

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