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Definitions of province

  1.   a territorial possession controlled by a ruling state
  2.   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.
  3.   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.
  4.   Among the Romans, a territory outside of Italy acquired chiefly by conquest and under Roman government; a country, usually at a distance, belonging to a kingdom or state either by conquest or colonization, and more or less dependent on it; a division of a kingdom or state; a district; a country district; a department of knowledge; the proper office or business of a person.
  5.   A division of an empire or state; a country governed by a distant authority; an outlying district; proper sphere of action; as, this task is outside your province; department of knowledge, etc.
  6.   A region of country; a tract; a district.
  7.   the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; " his state is in the deep south"
  8.   the proper sphere or extent of your activities; " it was his province to take care of himself"
  9.   The proper or appropriate business or duty of a person or body; office; charge; jurisdiction; sphere.
  10.   Division of an empire; district; department.
  11.   A division of a kingdom of considerable extent; the jurisdiction of an archbishop; a district of a country, as distinguished from the capital; the proper office or business of any one.
  12.   A country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital.
  13.   A portion of an empire or state: the district over which one has jurisdiction: a region: a business or duty: one's business or calling: a department of knowledge.
  14.   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.
  15.   A large division of a country; a department; sphere.

Quotes of province

  1. The city and province were given up to anarchy; the coloured people, elated with victory, proclaimed the slaughter of all whites, except the English, French, and American residents. – Henry Walter Bates
  2. We, in our Province are beginning to realize and appreciate that our slowness in keeping up with our North American neighbours may well have been a blessing in disguise. – Alex Campbell
  3. I know no national boundary where the Negro is concerned. The whole world is my province until Africa is free. – Marcus Garvey
  4. It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  5. While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see. – Dorothea Lange
  6. In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true. – John Lilly
  7. I lived in a region in the northwestern province the people there in general have a great love for the Taliban, so I started to read some of the literature of the scholars and the history of the movement. And my heart became attached to them. – John Walker Lindh
  8. Have you ever, on a cloudless night, looked down from a passing aircraft flying over Canada? Endless, glowing strings of cities, towns, and homesteads. Stretching on and on, one province to the next. With only the stars in the distance. – Paul Martin
  9. Never feel that a piece of criticism or advice is too much trouble to give, or that it exceeds your province – Lord Mountbatten
  10. Modern Armenia survived only because it was the single province controlled, and protected, by the Russian Empire. The rest of the territory within its historical borders is almost wholly devoid of ethnic Armenians. – John Shimkus
  11. No one yet knows what a man's province is, and how far that province as conceived of today, is artificial. – Agnes Smedley
  12. The first issue of The Register was printed in London, and gave a glowing account of the province that was to be- its climate, its resources, the sound principles on which it was founded. – Catherine Helen Spence
  13. But it is the province of religion, of philosophy, of pure poetry only, to go beyond life, beyond time, into eternity. – Alfred de Vigny

Usage examples for province

  1. The guilty bishop, now become the laughing- stock of the province is permitted to depart without punishment. ” – The Book-Hunter at Home by P. B. M. Allan
  2. Feudal proprietors were forbidden to hold territory under a foreign king; and henceforth no conquered province could acknowledge allegiance to an English king; nor would an English king again be vassal to a king of France. ” – A Short History of France by Mary Platt Parmele
  3. These, under the name of States, assembled as often as the wants of the province required it. ” – The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete by Frederich Schiller
  4. “ I have travell'd far and wide, O'er many a distant foreign land; Each place, each province I have tried. ” – The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White With a Memoir by Sir Harris Nicolas by Henry Kirke White
  5. First the province of Law or Right. ” – Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  6. It was in this province that I now found myself, and its inhabitants pleased me greatly. ” –  by
  7. Nay, now I warn you, Critobulus, it is not within the province of my science to make the beautiful endure him who would lay hands upon them. ” – The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates by Xenophon
  8. “ " The whole province down to the sea, will be with us. ” – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  9. They are not of this province however, and I more than suspect them to be Andalusians. ” – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  10. The first man the Englishman recognized as Saney, head of the Criminal Investigation Department of the province – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  11. It is a woman's province then, To be content with what has been? ” – Poems by Elizabeth Stoddard
  12. The disappointment was no doubt great when Mr. Marcopoli informed the Bogosites that our route lay in an opposite direction to their fair province – A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People by Henry Blanc
  13. These things did not come properly within March's province that had been clearly understood- and for a while Fulkerson tried to run the art leg himself. ” – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  14. Why or how these elements build up a man in the one case, and a monkey in another, is beyond its province to say. ” – The Breath of Life by John Burroughs
  15. What is here demanded cannot, perhaps, be said to be difficult; it is not in our power at all, but is just the province of genius. ” – The Art of Literature by Arthur Schopenhauer
  16. In Rome, we are told, the spear was sacred to Juno, and in the province of Rhegium was worshipped as Mars. ” – A Cursory History of Swearing by Julian Sharman
  17. We must not permit the Austrians to leave the province and we are firmly resolved that we will not. ” – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  18. He was made Professor of Jurisprudence in the new University College of London in 1827. He held this post for five years only; but it resulted in his famous Province of Jurisprudence Determined, a book standing more or less alone in English. ” – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  19. Not one of these had become a Russian Province or had failed to develop and maintain a distinct national existence. ” – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  20. Their province was to advise, and not to command. ” – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman