Sanctuary vs Province - What's the difference?

sanctuary | province |


As nouns the difference between sanctuary and province

is that sanctuary is a place of safety, refuge or protection while 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).

As a proper noun province is

(british) northern ireland.

sanctuary

Noun

(sanctuaries)
  • A place of safety, refuge or protection.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=‘I understand that the district was considered a sort of sanctuary ,’ the Chief was saying. ‘An Alsatia like the ancient one behind the Strand, or the Saffron Hill before the First World War. […]’}}
    My car is a sanctuary , where none can disturb me except for people who cut me off.
  • An area set aside for protection.
  • The bird sanctuary has strict restrictions on visitors so the birds aren't disturbed.
  • A state of being protected, asylum.
  • The government granted sanctuary to the defector, protecting him from his former government.
  • The consecrated (or sacred) area of a church or temple around its tabernacle or altar.
  • Synonyms

    * haven * presbytery * refuge * zoar * shelter

    province

    Noun

    (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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