Definition of 'provincial'
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He makes me wait as he summons a provincial police officer to accompany us. Smithsonian Mag (2017)It is really just a large provincial city with fancy shops and restaurants. The Sun (2016)Three other provincial capitals are under threat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Pakistan's cash transfer programme previously gave all national and provincial assembly members a budget and let them select the beneficiaries. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This shows some organization; but it was done at the expense of starving traffic to the capitals and large provincial towns. Times, Sunday Times (2017)His own acting career began in infancy and he spent much of his childhood touring English provincial theatre towns with his parents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This was a humdrum Sunday afternoon in a provincial Italian town where the church bells are audible from the stadium. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In this way Mrs May could oversee not only the renaissance of provincial towns but also an increase in their number. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why would a fledgeling band choose such an expensive provincial town? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet the figures remain play actors and the atmosphere that of a provincial theatre. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)Outside the provincial capital there were similar figures. A Social History of Modern Spain (1991)One of the main problems is that payment for acting in provincial theatres is pretty shocking. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They are now popular enough to be available in all of the major cities and in many provincial towns too. M.E. and You - a self-help plan (1988)The whole point of great artists is to challenge those certainties that it is the whole point of provincial towns to embody. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The situation has been particularly precarious since provincial elections at the end of January. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The Basra provincial council should not let itself remain swept up in a spurious frenzy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That struggle is expected to intensify before next year's provincial election. Times, Sunday Times (2007)At present the provincial council is headed by a Shia governor. Times, Sunday Times (2009)After a conventional rural schooling, he went on to secondary school in the provincial capital. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)What about provincial theatres that don't have big budgets or public funding? Times, Sunday Times (2007)He faced serious opposition over his land tax and provincial assembly proposals, but he conducted himself gracefully. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)British diplomatic sources said the feuds in Basra would not be resolved until provincial council elections were held. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He is one of the most powerful people in the country despite being only a member of the Kandahar provincial council. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If the government was going to spend this money on the theatre, it would be much better off giving grants to provincial repertory theatres. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)The run has been extended in London after a sell-out tour of eight provincial theatres. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But how did such a strong man find himself in this provincial city, four hours west by train from Moscow? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Once provincial elections are of the way attention will begin to focus on the general election due in December or January. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For much of the war, the city had somehow managed a to retain something of the air of a French provincial town. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Villages and towns housed a decreasing percentage of the population while cities - provincial capitals and especially the major economic and administrative centers - grew. A Social History of Modern Spain (1991)
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British English: provincial ADJECTIVE
Provincial means connected with the parts of a country away from the capital city.
...the provincial police.
Definition of provincial from the Collins English Dictionary
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