Definition of sub-provincial in English:

sub-provincial

noun

Christian Church
historical
  • The assistant head of an ecclesiastical province; a junior provincial.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Alexander Ross (1591–1654), Church of England clergyman and writer on philosophy. From sub- + provincial.

Pronunciation

sub-provincial

/ˈsʌbprəˌvɪnʃl//ˌsʌbprəˈvɪnʃl/