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Definition of "province" [prov•ince]

  • A territory governed as an administrative or political unit of a country or empire. (noun)
  • A division of territory under the jurisdiction of an archbishop. (noun)
  • Areas of a country situated away from the capital or population center. (noun)
  • A comprehensive area of knowledge, activity, or interest: a topic falling within the province of ancient history. See Synonyms at field. (noun)
  • The range of one's proper duties and functions; scope or jurisdiction. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "province" in a sentence
  • "The constitutional power of disallowance enables the executive of the federal government to disallow provincial government laws, even if the province is acting exclusively within its own jurisdiction."
  • "I will never sacrifice my country but I will always stand up for my province, because my province is the heart of my country and I want that heart to be strong enough to face the challenges and vibrant enough to see the opportunities of the 21st century."
  • "One of the greatest of the issues of importance to my province is the continuing and growing crisis in agriculture and agricultural income."