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English definition of “province”

province

noun (REGION)    /ˈprɒv.ɪns/ US  /ˈprɑː.vɪns/
C2 [C] an area that is governed as part of a country or an empire: the Canadian province of AlbertaParts of countries the provinces [plural] the parts of a country that are not the capital cityParts of countries
(Definition of province noun (REGION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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