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Dictionary definition for: Provincial

1. (n) (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"

2. (a) of or associated with a province; "provincial government"

3. (n) a country person

4. (a) characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist" "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial" "narrow provincial attitudes"

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