As nouns the difference between province and provincialism
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 provincialism
is the quality of being provincial; having provincial tastes, mentality, manners.
As a proper noun province
is (british) northern ireland.
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.
(British) Northern Ireland
The quality of being provincial; having provincial tastes, mentality, manners.
(linguistics) A word or locution characteristic of a region or district.
* 1875 , , Manual of English Rhetoric , New York: American Book Company,
- The blacksmith's provincialism showed in his speech and manner
- Prose is allowed less liberty in this respect; but no one nowadays would maintain that the adoption of a provincialism into the literary dialect is absolutely prohibited.
* (linguistics) regionalism