The adjective provincial means connected with the parts of a country away from the capital city.

Synonyms are bucolic, country, local, or rural.

The word origins from Old French (13th century) provincial meaning “belonging to a particular province”, and from Latin provincialis meaning “of a province”, from provincia meaning “province”.

The local government collects the provincial loans in selected provinces.

The law promised to provide for the formation of the central body with provincial commissions under it.

Provincial authorities and hospitals received financial support by the help of the president.