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Province meaning

province - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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. 2. A country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital.
  3. 3. A region of country; a tract; a district.
  4. 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. 5. The proper or appropriate business or duty of a person or body; office; charge; jurisdiction; sphere.
  6. 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.
  7. 7. Division of an empire; district; department.

province - examples of usage

  1. In the days I write of, the climate of the Eastern Province was totally different from what it is today. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. The province lies stretched out beneath. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. But the effects of it upon the minds of the people in the country, come more particularly within his province; since they would hereafter be disposed to act according as they were affected, by passing incidents. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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