provincial

provincially, adv.
/preuh vin"sheuhl/, adj.
1. belonging or peculiar to some particular province; local: the provincial newspaper.
2. of or pertaining to the provinces: provincial customs; provincial dress.
3. having or showing the manners, viewpoints, etc., considered characteristic of unsophisticated inhabitants of a province; rustic; narrow or illiberal; parochial: a provincial point of view.
4. (often cap.) Fine Arts. noting or pertaining to the styles of architecture, furniture, etc., found in the provinces, esp. when imitating styles currently or formerly in fashion in or around the capital: Italian Provincial.
5. Hist. of or pertaining to any of the American provinces of Great Britain.
n.
6. a person who lives in or comes from the provinces.
7. a person who lacks urban sophistication or broad-mindedness.
8. Eccles.
a. the head of an ecclesiastical province.
b. a member of a religious order presiding over the order in a given district or province.
[1300-50; ME (n. and adj.) < L provincialis. See PROVINCE, -AL1]
Syn. 3. rural, small-town.

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  • provincial — provincial, iale, iaux [ prɔvɛ̃sjal, jo ] adj. et n. • XIIIe; lat. provincialis 1 ♦ Hist. relig. Qui appartient aux maisons du même ordre dans une province. Pères provinciaux des Jésuites. Subst. masc. Un provincial, père provincial. 2 ♦ Cour.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Provincial — has two basic meanings. It can refer to someone who has a limited, restricted, or non sophisticated mentality or habits, stereotypical of an inhabitant of the provinces (areas distant from the national capital). See: parochialismThe other basic… …   Wikipedia

  • Provincial — • An officer acting under the superior general of a religious order, and exercising a general supervision over all the local superiors in a division of the order called a province. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Provincial      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • provincial — provincial, ale (pro vin si al, a l ) adj. 1°   Qui appartient à une province. Assemblée provinciale. États provinciaux.    Par moquerie. Qui est de la province et qui ignore les choses de la capitale ou de la cour. •   Madame de Coulanges dit …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • provincial — (Del lat. provinciālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo a una provincia. 2. m. Religioso que tiene el gobierno y superioridad sobre todas las casas y conventos de una provincia. ☛ V. Administración provincial, Audiencia Provincial, capítulo… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • provincial — PROVINCIÁL, Ă, provinciali, e, s.m. şi f., adj. 1. s.m. şi f. Persoană care locuieşte în provincie sau este originară de acolo; p. ext. persoană cu apucături sau cu deprinderi stângace, naive. 2. adj. Care aparţine provinciei, privitor la… …   Dicționar Român

  • Provincial — Pro*vin cial, a. [L. provincialis: cf. F. provincial. See {Province}, and cf. {Provencal}.] 1. Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect. [1913 Webster] 2. Exhibiting the ways or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • provincial — adjetivo 1. De la provincia: administración provincial. audiencia* provincial. capítulo* provincial. carretera provincial. diputación* provincial. sustantivo masculino,f. 1. Área: religión Religioso que gobierna las casas de la provincia de una… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • provincial — [prə vin′shəl, prōvin′shəl] adj. [ME prouyncial < MFr < L provincialis] 1. of or belonging to a province 2. having the ways, speech, attitudes, etc. of a certain province 3. of or like that of rural provinces; countrified; rustic 4.… …   English World dictionary

  • Provincial — Pro*vin cial, n. 1. A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial. [1913 Webster] 2. (R. C. Ch.) A monastic superior, who, under the general of his order, has the direction of all the religious houses of the same fraternity in a given… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • provincial — (adj.) late 14c., pertaining to a province, from Fr. provincial (13c.), from L. provincialis, from provincia (see PROVINCE (Cf. province)). Of the small towns and countryside (as opposed to the capital and urban center) from 1630s, a French idiom …   Etymology dictionary

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