Definitions of province

  1. a territorial possession controlled by a ruling state
  2. the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; " his state is in the deep south"
  3. 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.
  4. A country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital.
  5. A region of country; a tract; a district.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Division of an empire; district; department.
  10. A large division of a country; a department; sphere.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.