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provincial

1. NZ denoting a football team representing a province, one of the historical administrative areas of New Zealand
2. the head of an ecclesiastical province
3. the head of a major territorial subdivision of a religious order
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They themselves fully understood each other; but in spite of the shrewd observation which provincials bestow on the petty interests of their own little centre, no one in the town suspected the rivalry of these two men.
His principal weight and influence in the republic are derived from this independent title; from his great patrimonial estates; from his family connections with some of the chief potentates of Europe; and, more than all, perhaps, from his being stadtholder in the several provinces, as well as for the union; in which provincial quality he has the appointment of town magistrates under certain regulations, executes provincial decrees, presides when he pleases in the provincial tribunals, and has throughout the power of pardon.
A few days afterwards an English fleet, commanded by Commodore Peter Warren, sailed also for Louisburg to assist the provincial army.
The Medical Man and the Provincial Mayor watched him in profile from the right, the Psychologist from the left.
The day on which D'Artagnan presented himself the assemblage was imposing, particularly for a provincial just arriving from his province.
There are few things better worth the pains in a provincial town like this," said Lydgate.
Most gipsies are merely tenth-rate provincial companies, travelling with and villainously travestying Borrow's great pieces of "Lavengro" and "Romany Rye.
Their companion was attired in very much the same manner; but there was that indescribable something about her dress and bearing which suggested the wife of a provincial notary.