What is PROVINCE?

Sometimes this signifies the district into which a country has been divid ed; as, the province of Canterbury, in England ; the province of Languedoc. in France. Sometimes it means a dependency or colony, as, the province of New Brunswick. It is sometimes used figuratively to signify power or authority; as, it is the province of the court to judge of the law; that of the jury to decide on the facts. 1 Bl. Comm. Ill; Tomlins.

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