Associations to the word «Provincial»


PROVINCIAL, adjective. Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect.
PROVINCIAL, adjective. Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province.
PROVINCIAL, adjective. Not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.
PROVINCIAL, adjective. Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.
PROVINCIAL, adjective. (obsolete) Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.
PROVINCIAL, adjective. Limited in outlook; narrow
PROVINCIAL, noun. A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.
PROVINCIAL, noun. (Roman Catholicism) 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 district, called a province of the order.
PROVINCIAL, noun. A country bumpkin.
PROVINCIAL CAPITAL, noun. The capital of a province.

Dictionary definition

PROVINCIAL, noun. (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order; "the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials".
PROVINCIAL, noun. A country person.
PROVINCIAL, adjective. Of or associated with a province; "provincial government".
PROVINCIAL, adjective. Characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes".

Wise words

When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.
Arabian Proverb