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Provincialism

 

(localism), a word or expression whose use is limited to a certain region, city, or other area. In the 19th century the term was used primarily to denote dialectisms, that is, deviations from standard speech.

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John Richards speaks for those in the West with strongly provincialist leanings; I make no bones of the fact that my own leanings are more strongly federalist.
Forsey, for example, pushed for both the CCF and the labour movement to advocate use of the power of disallowance, drafted detailed labour memoranda calling for centralization of labour law and social policy, and passionately defended national unity and the British constitutional tradition from the separatists and provincialists who began to make waves towards the end of his career at the CLC.
And Jespersen (1949: 360) cites Thomas Wright Hill [1763-1851] as saying that "r ought more carefully to be preserved for posterity, than can be hoped, if the provincialists of the Metropolis and their tasteless imitators [are] to be tolerated".