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County vs. Province

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Main Difference

The main difference between County and Province is that the County is a geographical and administrative region in some countries and Province is a territorial entity within a country or state.

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  • County (noun)

    The land ruled by a count or a countess.

  • County (noun)

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

  • County (noun)

    A definitive geographic region, without direct administrative functions.

    "traditional county"

  • County (noun)

    A jail operated by a county government.

  • County (adjective)

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

  • Province (noun)

    A region of the earth or of a continent; a district or country. from 14th c.

  • Province (noun)

    An administrative subdivision of certain countries, including Canada and China. from 14th c.

  • Province (noun)

    An area outside Italy which is administered by a Roman governor. from 14th c.

  • Province (noun)

    An area under the jurisdiction of an archbishop, typically comprising a number of adjacent dioceses. from 14th c.

  • Province (noun)

    The parts of a country outside its capital city. from 17th c.

  • Province (noun)

    An area of activity, responsibility or knowledge; the proper concern of a particular person or concept. from 17th c.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • County (noun)

    An earldom; the domain of a count or earl.

  • County (noun)

    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.

  • County (noun)

    A count; an earl or lord.

  • Province (noun)

    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.

  • Province (noun)

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

  • Province (noun)

    A region of country; a tract; a district.

  • Province (noun)

    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.

  • Province (noun)

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

  • Province (noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • County (noun)

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

    "the county has a population of 12,345 people"

  • County (noun)

    the largest administrative district within a state;

    "the county plans to build a new road"

  • Province (noun)

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

    "his state is in the deep south"

  • Province (noun)

    the proper sphere or extent of your activities;

    "it was his province to take care of himself"

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