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1    a territory governed as a unit of a country or empire  
2    a district, territory, or region  
3    pl; usually preceded by: the   those parts of a country lying outside the capital and other large cities and regarded as outside the mainstream of sophisticated culture  
4      (Ecology)   a subdivision of a region, characterized by a particular fauna and flora  
5    an area or branch of learning, activity, etc.  
6    the field or extent of a person's activities or office  
7      (R.C. Church, Church of England)   an ecclesiastical territory, usually consisting of several dioceses, and having an archbishop or metropolitan at its head  
8    a major administrative and territorial subdivision of a religious order  
9      (History)   a region of the Roman Empire outside Italy ruled by a governor from Rome  
     (C14: from Old French, from Latin provincia conquered territory)  

Cape Province  
      n   a former province of S South Africa; replaced in 1994 by the new provinces of Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and part of North-West. Capital: Cape Town,   (Official name)    Cape of Good Hope Province     (Former name (1652--1910))    Cape Colony  
North-West Frontier Province  
      n   a province in N Pakistan between Afghanistan and Jammu and Kashmir: part of British India from 1901 until 1947; of strategic importance, esp. for the Khyber Pass. Capital: Peshawar. Pop.: 12287000 (1985 est.). Area: 74522 sq. km (28773 sq. miles)  
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1    colony, county, department, dependency, district, division, domain, patch, region, section, territory, tract, turf     (U.S. slang)   zone  
2      (figurative)   area, business, capacity, charge, concern, duty, employment, field, function, line, orbit, part, pigeon     (Brit. informal)   post, responsibility, role, sphere, turf     (U.S. slang)  

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