Province vs Prince - What's the difference?

province | prince |

As nouns the difference between province and prince

is that province is a subdivision of government usually one step below the national level; (canada) one of ten of canada's federated entities, recognized by the constitution and having a separate representative of the sovereign (compare territory) while prince is prince.

As a proper noun province

is (british) northern ireland.



(en noun)
  • A subdivision of government usually one step below the national level; (Canada) one of ten of Canada's federated entities, recognized by the Constitution and having a separate representative of the Sovereign (compare territory).
  • A territorial area within a country.
  • A jurisdiction; a (literal or figurative) area of authority.
  • Derived terms

    * provincehood * provincewide

    Coordinate terms

    * canton * county * department * oblast * shire * state

    Proper noun

  • (British) Northern Ireland
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    (wikipedia prince)


    (en noun)
  • *, I.42:
  • *:Truely, to see our Princes all alone, sitting at their meat, beleagred round with so many talkers, whisperers, and gazing beholders, unknowne what they are or whence they come, I have often rather pittied than envied them.
  • *2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin, 2010, p.600:
  • *:By his last years Erasmus realized that princes like Henry VIII and François I had deceived him in their elaborate negotiations for universal peace, but his belief in the potential of princely power for good remained undimmed.
  • *2009 , (Hilary Mantel), Wolf Hall , Fourth Estate, 2010, p.411:
  • *:If Henry does not fully trust him, is it surprising? A prince is alone: in his council chamber, in his bedchamber, and finally in Hell's antechamber, stripped – as Harry Percy said – for Judgment.
  • (obsolete) A female monarch.
  • *Camden
  • *:Queen Elizabeth, a prince admirable above her sex.
  • Someone who is preeminent in their field; a great person.
  • :He is a prince among men.
  • The (male) ruler or head of a principality.
  • *2011 , Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian , 26 June:
  • *:He is the prince who never grew up – a one-time playboy and son of the Hollywood star Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco.
  • A male member of a royal family other than the ruler; especially (in the United Kingdom) the son or grandson of the monarch.
  • A non-royal high title of nobility, especially in France and the Holy Roman Empire.
  • :Prince Louis de Broglie won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Physics.
  • *2011 , Katharine Whitehorn, The Guardian , 16 October:
  • *:Conspiracy theories are always enticing: one I was involved with in the 50s was about Mayerling, the 19th-century Austrian scandal involving a prince ’s lover who died in dodgy circumstances in a hunting lodge.
  • A common name of the mushroom Agaricus augustus .
  • A type of court card used in Tarot cards, the equivalent to the Jack.
  • Usage notes

    * The female equivalent is princess . * A prince is usually addressed as "Your Highness". A son of a king is "His Royal Highness"; a son of an emperor is "His Imperial Highness". A sovereign prince may have a style such as "His Serene Highness".


    * (mushroom) Agaricus augustus


    * ruler

    Coordinate terms

    * duke * emperor * Highness * king * grand duke

    See also

    * (Agaricus augustus) * (Agaricus augustus)


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