What is provincial?

  • (noun): (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order.
    Example: "The general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on provincial:

Raymond Cho (politician) - Provincial Politics
... Party's candidate in the Scarborough—Rouge River provincial by-election which was made necessary by the appointment of incumbent Liberal MPP Alvin Curling to a diplomatic position ... suggested that this was done to exclude Cho as the provincial riding association was displeased with Cho's "independent Liberal" candidacy in the 2004 federal election ...
Elections In Papua New Guinea - Electorates
... and the National Capital District each elect a provincial member ... The future of the provincial electorates is under debate ... She suggested that the 20 provincial seats could be reserved for women by the 2012 election ...
Canadian Federalism - Current Approach For Determining The Constitutionality of Legislation - Canadian Western Bank Principles
... Supreme Court of Canada summarized the following principles the pith and substance of the provincial law and the federal law should be examined to ensure that they are both ... the applicability of the provincial law to the federal undertaking or matter in question must be resolved with reference to the doctrine of interjurisdictional immunity ... only if both the provincial law and the federal law have been found to be valid pieces of legislation, and only if the provincial law is found to be applicable to the federal matter in question, then ...
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province - Symbols
... The seal shows this pavilion with the provincial tree behind it ... The provincial flower is ดอกโสน (Dok Sano) Sesbania aculeata, and the provincial tree is the Fragrant Manjack (Cordia dichotoma) ... The provincial slogan ...
Canadian Federalism - Current Approach For Determining The Constitutionality of Legislation - Doctrines Applied By The Courts
... under a single head of power they may have both provincial and federal aspects ... by recognizing that both Parliament and the provincial legislatures can adopt valid legislation on a single subject depending on the perspective from which the legislation is considered (i.e ... Where the pith and substance of the provincial enactment is in relation to matters which fall within the field of provincial legislative competence, incidental or consequential effects on extra-provincial ...

More definitions of "provincial":

  • (adj): Of or associated with a province.
    Example: "Provincial government"
  • (adj): Characteristic of the provinces or their people.
    Example: "Deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"

Famous quotes containing the word provincial:

    The divinity in man is the true vestal fire of the temple which is never permitted to go out, but burns as steadily and with as pure a flame on the obscure provincial altar as in Numa’s temple at Rome.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The dead level of provincial existence.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn’t developed space travel were mere prehistory—horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene—and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)