province
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin provincia Date: 14th century 1. a. a country or region brought under the control of the ancient Roman government b. an administrative district or division of a country c. plural all of a country except the metropolises 2. a. a division of a country forming the jurisdiction of an archbishop or metropolitan b. a territorial unit of a religious order 3. a. a biogeographic division of less rank than a region b. an area that exhibits essential continuity of geological history; also one characterized by particular structural or petrological features 4. a. proper or appropriate function or scope ; sphere <
that question is outside my province
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b. a department of knowledge or activity Synonyms: see function

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  • Province — Prov ince, n. [F., fr. L. provincia; prob. fr. pro before, for + the root of vincere to conquer. See {Victor}.] 1. (Roman Hist.) A country or region, more or less remote from the city of Rome, brought under the Roman government; a conquered… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • province — ► NOUN 1) a principal administrative division of a country or empire. 2) (the provinces) the whole of a country outside the capital, especially when regarded as lacking in sophistication or culture. 3) (one s province) an area in which one has… …   English terms dictionary

  • province — [präv′ins] n. [OFr < L provincia, province < ? IE * prowo (< base * pro ) > Gr prōira, PROW1, OE frea, lord] 1. any of the outside territories controlled and ruled by ancient Rome 2. an administrative division of a country; specif.,… …   English World dictionary

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