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province


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Province  \Prov"ince\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  provincia;  prob.  fr  pro 
  before  for  +  the  root  of  vincere  to  conquer.  See  {Victor}.] 
  1.  (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. 
 
  2.  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.''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  region  of  country;  a  tract;  a  district. 
 
  Over  many  a  tract  of  heaven  they  marched,  and  many  a 
  province  wide.  --Milton. 
 
  Other  provinces  of  the  intellectual  world.  --I. 
  Watts. 
 
  4.  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. 
 
  5.  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.  --Tattler. 
 
  6.  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  province 
  n  1:  the  territory  occupied  by  one  of  the  constituent 
  administrative  districts  of  a  nation;  "his  state  is  in 
  the  deep  south"  [syn:  {state}] 
  2:  the  proper  sphere  or  extent  of  your  activities;  "it  was  his 
  province  to  take  care  of  himself"  [syn:  {responsibility}] 
  3:  a  territorial  possession  controlled  by  a  ruling  state  [syn: 
  {territory},  {dominion},  {territorial  dominion},  {mandate}, 
  {colony}] 




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