Provincial

Provincial may refer to:

  • Provincial capitals, an administrative sub-national capital of a country
  • Provincial Osorno, a football club from Chile
  • Provincial examinations, a school-leaving exam in British Columbia, Canada
  • A provincial superior of a religious order
  • The Provincial sector of British Rail, which was later renamed Regional Railways
  • Provincial Airlines, a Canadian airline
  • Provincial park, the equivalent of national parks in the Canadian provinces
  • Provincial city (disambiguation), a type of city in the People's Republic of China
  • Provincial Secretary, a position in Canadian government
  • Provincial Reconstruction Team, a military unit used by Western forces in Afghanistan
  • Provincial council (disambiguation), various meanings
  • Member of Provincial Parliament (disambiguation), a title for legislators in Ontario, Canada as well as Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
  • Sub-provincial city in the People's Republic of China
  • Provincial Court, a type of law court in Canada
  • Provincial symbols such as those of Canada
  • Provincial (soldier), a type of regular recruited by the British in their American colonies for service there
  • Provincial (album), the first solo album by John K. Samson

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)

    With respect to a true culture and manhood, we are essentially provincial still, not metropolitan,—mere Jonathans. We are provincial, because we do not find at home our standards; because we do not worship truth, but the reflection of truth; because we are warped and narrowed by an exclusive devotion to trade and commerce and manufacturers and agriculture and the like, which are but means, and not the end.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    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)