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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prov·ince /ˈprɑvən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prov·ince n.
 1. Roman Hist. A country or region, more or less remote from the city of Rome, brought under the Roman government; a conquered country beyond the limits of Italy.
 2. A country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital. “Kingdoms and provinces.”
 3. A region of country; a tract; a district.
 Over many a tract
 of heaven they marched, and many a province wide.   --Milton.
    Other provinces of the intellectual world.   --I. Watts.
 4. A region under the supervision or direction of any special person; the district or division of a country, especially an ecclesiastical division, over which one has jurisdiction; as, the province of Canterbury, or that in which the archbishop of Canterbury exercises ecclesiastical authority.
 5. The proper or appropriate business or duty of a person or body; office; charge; jurisdiction; sphere.
    The woman'sprovince is to be careful in her economy, and chaste in her affection.   --Tattler.
 6. Specif.: Any political division of the Dominion of Canada, having a governor, a local legislature, and representation in the Dominion parliament. Hence, colloquially, The Provinces, the Dominion of Canada.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the territory occupied by one of the constituent
           administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in
           the deep south" [syn: state]
      2: the proper sphere or extent of your activities; "it was his
         province to take care of himself" [syn: responsibility]