noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
- his state is in the deep south
noun the proper sphere or extent of your activities
- it was his province to take care of himself
F., fr. L. provincia
; prob. fr. pro
before, for + the root of vincere
to conquer. See Victor
- (Roman Hist.) 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.
Wyclif (Acts xiii. 34). Milton.
- A country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital. "Kingdoms and provinces."
- A region of country; a tract; a district.
Over many a tract
of heaven they marched, and many a province wide.
Other provinces of the intellectual world.
- 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.
- The proper or appropriate business or duty of a person or body; office; charge; jurisdiction; sphere.
The woman'sprovince is to be careful in her economy, and chaste in her affection.
- 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.
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