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Definition of Province


  1. 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.
  2. A country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital.
  3. A region of country; a tract; a district.
  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.
  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.

Province Quotations

It is okay to be an outsider, a recent arrival, new on the scene - and not just okay, but something to be thankful for... Because being an insider can so easily mean collapsing the horizons, can so easily mean accepting the presumptions of your province.
Tan Le

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.
Marcus Aurelius

In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.
John Lilly

I know no national boundary where the Negro is concerned. The whole world is my province until Africa is free.
Marcus Garvey
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Province Translations

province in Afrikaans is provinsie
province in Dutch is gouvernement
province in French is province
province in German is Provinz
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