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noun 
  1. A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.
  2. (Roman Catholic Church): 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.
  3. A country bumpkin.
adjective 
  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.
"Provincial airs and graces." Macaulay.
  1. Not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.
  2. Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod. Ayliffe.
  3. (obsolete) Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.
"With two Provincial roses on my razed shoes." -Shak.
  1. limited in outlook; narrow
Etymology: provincialis; Province, confer Provencal.


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