What is provincial?

  • (adj): Of or associated with a province.
    Example: "Provincial government"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on provincial:

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 ...
Raymond Cho (politician) - Provincial Politics
... interest in being the Ontario Liberal 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 ... Media reports 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 ...
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 ... respected, 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "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"
  • (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:

    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)

    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)