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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Provincial


PROVIN'CIAL, adjective Pertaining to a province or relating to it; as a provincial government; a provincial dialect.

1. Appendant to the principal kingdom or state; as provincial dominion; provincial territory.

2. Not polished; rude; as provincial accent or manners.

3. Pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as a provincial synod.

PROVIN'CIAL, noun A spiritual governor. In catholic countries, one who has the direction of the several convents of a province.

1. A person belonging to a province.