provincial

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English[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin provincialis (province), confer Provencal.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

provincial (comparative more provincial, superlative most provincial)

  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.
  3. Not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.
    • Ayliffe,
  4. Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.
  5. (obsolete) Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.
  6. limited in outlook; narrow

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

provincial (plural provincials)

  1. A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.
  2. (Roman Catholicism) 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.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 700:
      The Franciscan provincial Diego de Landa set up a local Inquisition which unleashed a campaign of interrogation and torture on the Indio population.
  3. A country bumpkin.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin provincialis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pʁɔ.vɛ̃.sjal/

Adjective[edit]

provincial m (feminine provinciale, masculine plural provinciaux, feminine plural provinciales)

  1. provincial

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

provincial m (plural provinciaux)

  1. people from the provinces/regions

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

provincial m, f (plural provinciais; comparable)

  1. provincial

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

provincial m, f (plural provinciales)

  1. provincial