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The district into which a country has been divided; as, the province of Ontario in Canada. More loosely, a sphere of activity or a profession such as medicine or law.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

PROVINCE. Sometimes this signifies the district into which a country has been divided; 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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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La intervencion de Mitre en la legislatura de Buenos Aires cuando se decidia la condicion "soberana" del Estado de Buenos Aires en la Convencion Constituyente de la provincia en 1854 es elocuente en ese sentido:
Asi pues, el libro que recogemos describe la vida de la Provincia de la Concepcion y esta redactada por Fray Francisco Calderon.
Provincia is a branch of Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (BAPRO) and part of the same legal entity.
A partir de la decada de 1980 en la provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina) ha sido registrado un sensible aumento en el numero de lobos marinos de dos pelos.

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