From Planet X
1. A territory governed as an administrative or political unit of a country or an empire. 2. A division of territory under the jurisdiction of an archbishop. 3. Areas of a country situated away from the capital or population center. 4. field 5. The range of one's proper duties and functions; scope or jurisdiction. 6. An area of land, less extensive than a region, having a characteristic plant and animal population. 7. Any of various lands outside Italy conquered by the Romans and administered by them as self-contained units.