- The office or position of a prefect.
- The jurisdiction of a prefect; the region administered by a prefect, especially as a translation of certain French, Chinese, and Japanese administrative divisions.
- (Chinese administrative division): jun, fu; chun, foo (obsolete); commandery (some contexts)
- A region of the earth or of a continent; a district or country. [from 14th c.]
- An administrative subdivision of certain countries, including Canada and China. [from 14th c.]
- (Roman history) An area outside Italy which is administered by a Roman governor. [from 14th c.]
- (Christianity) An area under the jurisdiction of an archbishop, typically comprising a number of adjacent dioceses. [from 14th c.]
- (Roman Catholicism) An area under the jurisdiction of a provincial within a monastic order.
- (in the plural, chiefly with definite article) The parts of a country outside its capital city. [from 17th c.]
- An area of activity, responsibility or knowledge; the proper concern of a particular person or concept. [from 17th c.]
- (principal subdivision of a state): circuit, tao, dao, route, lu (imperial and early Republican China)
- canton (Swiss); county (British); department (French); oblast (Russian); state (USA, Australian); voivodeship (Poland)
- We should find, as we do find, some groups of beings greatly, and some only slightly modified […] in the different great geographical provinces of the world.
- All of Fort McMurray, with the exception of Parson’s Creek, was under a mandatory evacuation order on Tuesday, said Robin Smith, press secretary for the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo in the Canadian province.
- He reminded his audience of events in 88BC, when the same Mithridates invaded the Roman province of Asia, on the western coast of Turkey.
- In 1309, neither the Archbishop of Canterbury nor his suffragans would attend in Parliament while the Archbishop of York had the cross borne erect before him in the province of Canterbury.
- To-day the first part of the new Indian Constitution comes into force with the granting of a large measure of autonomy to the provinces.
- Just as money is the province of the economy and truth the province of science and scholarship, so love is the province of the family .