Definition of provincialate in English:

provincialate

noun

Christian Church
  • The position or period of office of a provincial; an instance of this.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Walter Harris. From post-classical Latin provincialatus from classical Latin prōvinciālis + -ātus. Compare French provincialat, Spanish provincialato, Portuguese provincialado, Italian provincialato.

Pronunciation

provincialate

/prəˈvɪnʃ(ə)lət//prəˈvɪnʃ(ə)leɪt//prəˈvɪnʃələt/