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Noun
/ˈprävins/,
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provinces, plural;
  1. A principal administrative division of certain countries or empires
    • - Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province
  2. The whole of a country outside the capital, esp. when regarded as lacking in sophistication or culture
    • - I made my way home to the dreary provinces by train
  3. An area of the world with respect to its flora, fauna, or physical characteristics
    • - the inaccessibility of underwater igneous provinces
  4. A district under an archbishop or a metropolitan

  5. A territory outside Italy under a Roman governor

  6. An area of special knowledge, interest, or responsibility
    • - she knew little about wine—that had been her father's province

  1. state: the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south"
  2. the proper sphere or extent of your activities; "it was his province to take care of himself"
  3. An ecclesiastical province is a large jurisdiction of religious government, so named by analogy with a secular province, existing in certain hierarchical Christian churches, especially in the Catholic Church (both Latin and Eastern Catholic) and Orthodox Churches and in the Anglican Communion. ...
  4. The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second-largest country by area. There are ten provinces and three territories. ...
  5. A province, in the context of Chinese government, is a translation of sheng , which is an administrative division. ...
  6. A geologic or geomorphic province is a spatial entity with common geologic or geomorphic attributes. A province may include a single dominant structural element such as a basin or a fold belt, or a number of contiguous related elements. ...
  7. Spain and its autonomous communities are divided into fifty provinces. These closely follow the pattern of the territorial division of the country carried out in 1833. ...
  8. The provinces of Sweden, landskap, are historical, geographical and cultural regions. Sweden has 25 provinces and they have no administrative function, but remain historical legacies and the means of cultural identification.
  9. A subdivision of government usually one step below the national level; A territorial area within a country; Northern Ireland
  10. Some Canadian provinces were originally colonies of Britain. Eventually all the colonies joined Canada and became provinces. The provinces and the federal government share power. The provinces are responsible for things like schools, hospitals, local government and keeping highways in order. ...
  11. A name often used to describe Ulster or Northern Ireland. It is based on the fact that Ireland is made up of four provinces - Ulster, Leinster, Munster and Connaught.
  12. 1) unit of ecclesiastical administration comprising a group of territorially contiguous dioceses: 2) in relation to later developments of monastic orders, geographic units of administration within the order
  13. (1) A grouping of an archdiocese, called the metropolitan see, and the dioceses under it, called suffragan sees. The Code of Canon Law spells out certain limited obligations and authority that the metropolitan archbishop has with respect to the dioceses within his province. ...
  14. an administrative division of the church that is bigger than a diocese and smaller than the whole world.
  15. An area of ecclesiastical jurisdiction overseen by an archbishop, generally made up of the archbishop's own archdiocese and one or more dioceses of subordinate bishops. England is divided into two provinces, that of Canterbury and that of York.
  16. A regional subdivision of the Order. For further information see Where We Are.
  17. The Franciscan Order (Order of Friars Minor) is divided into jurisdictional and geographical entities known as Provinces. The Friars at Siena College belong to the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. (The symbol of the Holy Name is found on the Siena College Seal. ...
  18. A geographical and political division in the country of Canada. Ontario is a province
  19. A geographic division of some religious congregations.
  20. A larger branch that can contain sub-branches, but which has chosen to not have any ceremonial head.
  21. A geographic and self-governing area of Canada
  22. a geographically defined area outside Italy administered by a governor from Rome. During the empire some provinces were administered by the Senate while others were under control of the emperor (Dersin).
  23. the province in which the memorial is located.
  24. Usually referring to a group of bishoprics subordinate to a metropolitan or archbishop; some religious orders, particularly the friars, were also organized into provinces.
  25. A territory [Utah Valley] at some distance from the metropolis [Salt Lake City].