Her family loaded her on a donkey and set out for the provincial capital of Qalat.
In July, parliament lowered its quota for female lawmakers on provincial councils from 25 percent to 20 percent.
In the 1970s and 1980s, provincial and federal parties often shared only a name.
Last year, we came in first in Fallujah in the provincial elections.
A provincial council in Tikrit voted overwhelmingly in favor of this motion last week.
In the ensuing year he took the command of the small body of provincial troops with which he marched to repel the Frenchmen.
The provincial Congress, which had adjourned, immediately re-assembled.
The electors should be left free to choose any person qualified to be a member of a provincial Legislature.
A man such as this was never intended to succeed in a provincial town.
It is one excellence of our Constitution, that all our rights of provincial election regard rather property than person.
late 14c., "pertaining to a province," from Old French provincial "belonging to a particular province (of friars)" (13c.), from Latin provincialis "of a province," from provincia (see province).
Meaning "of the small towns and countryside" (as opposed to the capital and urban center) is from 1630s, a borrowed idiom from French, transferred from sense of "particular to the province," hence "local." Suggestive of rude, petty, or narrow society by 1755. Classical Latin provincialis seems not to have had this tinge. In British use, with reference to the American colonies, from 1680s.
late 14c., "ecclesiastical head of a province," from provincial (adj.). From c.1600 as "native or inhabitant of a province;" from 1711 as "country person."