Definitions of province

  1. a territorial possession controlled by a ruling state Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the proper sphere or extent of your activities; "it was his province to take care of himself" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A region of country; a tract; a district. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The proper or appropriate business or duty of a person or body; office; charge; jurisdiction; sphere. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A division of an empire or state; a country governed by a distant authority; an outlying district; proper sphere of action; as, this task is outside your province; department of knowledge, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A portion of an empire or state: the district over which one has jurisdiction: a region: a business or duty: one's business or calling: a department of knowledge. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Division of an empire; district; department. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A large division of a country; a department; sphere. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Among the Romans, a territory outside of Italy acquired chiefly by conquest and under Roman government; a country, usually at a distance, belonging to a kingdom or state either by conquest or colonization, and more or less dependent on it; a division of a kingdom or state; a district; a country district; a department of knowledge; the proper office or business of a person. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A division of a kingdom of considerable extent; the jurisdiction of an archbishop; a district of a country, as distinguished from the capital; the proper office or business of any one. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. 1. In the Old Testament this word appears in connection with the wars between Ahab and Ben-hadad. ( 1 Kings 20:14 1 Kings 20:15 1 Kings 20:19 ) The victory of the former is gained chiefly "by the young" probably men of the princes of the provinces the chiefs: of tribes in the Gilead country. 2. More commonly the word is used of the divisions of the Chaldean kingdom. ( Daniel 2:49 ; Daniel 3:1 Daniel 3:30 ) and the Persian kingdom. ( Ezra 2:1 ; Nehemiah 7:6 ; Esther 1:1 Esther 1:22 ; 2:3 ) etc. In the New Testament we are brought into contact with the administration of the provinces of the Roman empire. The classification of provinces supposed to need military control and therefore placed under the immediate government of the Caesar, and those still belonging theoretically to the republic and administered by the senate, and of the latter again into proconsular and praetorian, is recognized, more or less distinctly, in the Gospels and the Acts. [PROCONSUL; PROCURATOR] The strategoi of ( Acts 16:22 ) ("magistrates," Authorized Version), on the other hand were the duumviri or praetors of a Roman colony. The right of any Roman citizen to appeal from a provincial governor to the emperor meets us as asserted by St. Paul. ( Acts 25:11 ) In the council of ( Acts 25:12 ) we recognize the assessors who were appointed to take part in the judicial functions of the governor. biblestudytools.com
  17. Sometimes this signifies the district into which a country has been divid ed; as, the province of Canterbury, in England ; the province of Languedoc. in France. Sometimes it means a dependency or colony, as, the province of New Brunswick. It is sometimes used figuratively to signify power or authority; as, it is the province of the court to judge of the law; that of the jury to decide on the facts. 1 Bl. Comm. Ill; Tomlins. thelawdictionary.org
  18. prov'ins, n. a portion of an empire or a state marked off for purposes of government: a part of a country as distinguished from the capital: the district over which a governor or an archbishop has jurisdiction: a region: a business or duty: a person's business or calling: a department of knowledge.--adj. PROVIN'CIAL, relating to a province: belonging to a division of a country: local: showing the habits and manners of a province: unpolished: narrow.--n. an inhabitant of a province or country district: (R.C.) the superintendent of the heads of the religious houses in a province.--v.t. PROVIN'CIALISE, to render provincial:--pr.p. provin'cial[=i]sing; pa.p. provin'cial[=i]sed.--ns. PROVIN'CIALISM, a manner, a mode of speech, or a turn of thought peculiar to a province or a country district: a local expression: narrowness; PROVINCIAL'ITY.--adv. PROVIN'CIALLY.--PROVINCIAL LETTERS, a series of letters written (1656-57) by Pascal against the doctrines and policy of the Jesuits. [Fr.,--L. provincia, a province; perh. pro, for, vinc[)e]re, to conquer.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. (Rom. Hist.) territory outside Italy under Roman governor; principal division of kingdom &c.; (Eccl.) district under archbishop or metropolitan; the pp., whole of a country outside the capital; sphere of action, business, as (is not within) my p.; branch of learning &c., as in the p. of polite letters. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. [L.] In Rom. Hist., a conquered country administered by a Roman officer commissioned for the purpose. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  21. n. [Latin] A country or region dependent on a distant authority ; a portion of an empire or state remote from the capital ;-hence, a region of country ; a tract ; large extent ;--a region which comes under the supervision or direction of any special person ;-a division in any department of knowledge or speculation ;- one's proper or appropriate business, duty, or calling, Cabinet Dictionary

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