|1.||[ adjective ] of or associated with a province|
|Related terms:||state territory|
|2.||[ adjective ] characteristic of the provinces or their people|
"deeply provincial and conformist" "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial" "narrow provincial attitudes"
|Related terms:||cosmopolitan bumpkinly jerkwater jerkwater stay-at-home insular corn-fed|
|3.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||official Roman_Catholic|
|4.||[ noun ] a country person|
|Related terms:||rustic muzhik cotter|