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Meaning & Definition of Provincial in English

English

Provincial

/prəvɪnʃəl/

noun

1. (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"
    synonym:
  • provincial

2. A country person

    synonym:
  • peasant
  • ,
  • provincial
  • ,
  • bucolic

adjective

1. Of or associated with a province

  • "Provincial government"
    synonym:
  • provincial

2. Characteristic of the provinces or their people

  • "Deeply provincial and conformist"
  • "In that well-educated company i felt uncomfortably provincial"
  • "Narrow provincial attitudes"
    synonym:
  • provincial