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County vs. Province

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Countynoun

(historical) The land ruled by a count or a countess.

Provincenoun

A region of the earth or of a continent; a district or country.

Countynoun

An administrative region of various countries, including Bhutan, Canada, China, Croatia, France, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Korea, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Provincenoun

An administrative subdivision of certain countries, including Canada and China.

Countynoun

A definitive geographic region, without direct administrative functions.

‘traditional county’;

Provincenoun

(Roman history) An area outside Italy which is administered by a Roman governor.

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Countynoun

A jail operated by a county government.

Provincenoun

(Christianity) An area under the jurisdiction of an archbishop, typically comprising a number of adjacent dioceses.

Countyadjective

Characteristic of a ‘county family’; representative of the gentry or aristocracy of a county.

Provincenoun

The parts of a country outside its capital city.

Countynoun

An earldom; the domain of a count or earl.

Provincenoun

An area of activity, responsibility or knowledge; the proper concern of a particular person or concept.

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Countynoun

A circuit or particular portion of a state or kingdom, separated from the rest of the territory, for certain purposes in the administration of justice and public affairs; - called also a shire. See Shire.

‘Every county, every town, every family, was in agitation.’;

Provincenoun

A country or region, more or less remote from the city of Rome, brought under the Roman government; a conquered country beyond the limits of Italy.

Countynoun

A count; an earl or lord.

Provincenoun

A country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital.

Countynoun

a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government;

‘the county has a population of 12,345 people’;

Provincenoun

A region of country; a tract; a district.

‘Over many a tractof heaven they marched, and many a province wide.’; ‘Other provinces of the intellectual world.’;

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Countynoun

the largest administrative district within a state;

‘the county plans to build a new road’;

Provincenoun

A region under the supervision or direction of any special person; the district or division of a country, especially an ecclesiastical division, over which one has jurisdiction; as, the province of Canterbury, or that in which the archbishop of Canterbury exercises ecclesiastical authority.

County

A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposes in certain modern nations. The term is derived from the Old French conté or cunté denoting a jurisdiction under the sovereignty of a count (earl) or a viscount.

Provincenoun

The proper or appropriate business or duty of a person or body; office; charge; jurisdiction; sphere.

‘The woman'sprovince is to be careful in her economy, and chaste in her affection.’;

Provincenoun

Specif.: Any political division of the Dominion of Canada, having a governor, a local legislature, and representation in the Dominion parliament. Hence, colloquially, The Provinces, the Dominion of Canada.

Provincenoun

the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation;

‘his state is in the deep south’;

Provincenoun

the proper sphere or extent of your activities;

‘it was his province to take care of himself’;

Provincenoun

a principal administrative division of a country or empire

‘Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province’;

Provincenoun

Northern Ireland

‘all-party talks on the future of the Province’;

Provincenoun

a district under an archbishop or a metropolitan.

Provincenoun

a territory outside Italy under a Roman governor.

Provincenoun

the whole of a country outside the capital, especially when regarded as lacking in sophistication or culture

‘I made my way home to the dreary provinces by train’;

Provincenoun

an area of special knowledge, interest, or responsibility

‘she knew little about wine—that had been her father's province’;

Province

A province is almost always an administrative division within a country or state. The term derives from the ancient Roman provincia, which was the major territorial and administrative unit of the Roman Empire's territorial possessions outside Italy.

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