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

 pro·vin·cial /prəˈvɪn(t)ʃəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·vin·cial a.
 1. Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect.
 2. Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province; not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal. Provincial airs and graces.”
 3. Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.
 4. Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal. [Obs.]
    With two Provincial roses on my razed shoes.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·vin·cial, n.
 1. A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.
 2. R. C. Ch. A monastic superior, who, under the general of his order, has the direction of all the religious houses of the same fraternity in a given district, called a province of the order.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or associated with a province; "provincial government"
      2: characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply
         provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company
         I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial
         attitudes" [ant: cosmopolitan]
      n 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"
      2: a country person [syn: peasant, bucolic]