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Part or all of this page 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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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

From Latin provincialis (province), confer Provencal.

Pronunciation

Adjective

provincial (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
provincial

Comparative
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Superlative
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  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.
    • Macaulay,
      Provincial airs and graces.
  3. Not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.
  4. (obsolete) Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.
  5. limited in outlook; narrow

Noun

Singular
provincial

Plural
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provincial ({{{1}}})
  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.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /pʁɔ.vɛ̃.sjal/, SAMPA: /pRO.vE~.sjal/

Adjective

Singular Plural
Masculine provincial
IPA: /pʁɔ.vɛ̃.sjal/
provinciaux
IPA: /pʁɔ.vɛ̃.sjɔ/
Feminine provinciale
IPA: /pʁɔ.vɛ̃.sjal/
provinciales
IPA: /pʁɔ.vɛ̃.sjal/

provincial

  1. provincial

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