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1 : A person who is appointed to superintend, or preside over, something; the chief magistrate in some cities and towns; as, the provost of Edinburgh or of Glasgow, answering to the mayor of other cities; the provost of a college, answering to president; the provost or head of certain collegiate churches.

2 : The keeper of a prison.

3 : The office of a provost.

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1 : Provost

n.

A person who is appointed to superintend, or preside over, something; the chief magistrate in some cities and towns; as, the provost of Edinburgh or of Glasgow, answering to the mayor of other cities; the provost of a college, answering to president; the provost or head of certain collegiate churches.

2 : Provost

n.

The keeper of a prison.

3 : Provostship

n.

The office of a provost.

This word provost uses (7) total characters with white space

This word provost uses (7) total characters with white out space

This word provost uses 6 unique characters: O P R S T V

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From Wikipedia

Provost may refer to:

From Wiktionary

See also: Provost

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Noun
      • 1.3.1 Synonyms
      • 1.3.2 Derived terms
      • 1.3.3 Translations
    • 1.4 Verb
    • 1.5 References

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from late Old English profost, from Late Latin prōpositus, variant of Latin praepositus ([one] placed in command). In some senses, via Anglo-Norman provolt &c.; via Anglo-Norman and Old French provost (modern French prévôt). As a Central European ecclesiastical office, via German Propst, Danish provst, &c.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɒvəst/, /ˈpɹɒvɒst/
    (As military police): IPA(key): /pɹəʊˈvəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɹoʊvoʊst /, /ˈpɹɑvəst/

Noun[edit]

provost (plural provosts)

  1. One placed in charge: a head, a chief, particularly:
    1. (religion, historical) A dean: the head of a cathedral chapter.
    2. (religion) The head of various other ecclesiastical bodies, even (rare, obsolete) muezzins.
    3. (religion) The minister of the chief Protestant church of a town or region in Germany, the Low Countries, and Scandinavia.
    4. (Britain, higher education) The head of various colleges and universities.
    5. (obsolete) A ruler.
    6. A mayor: the chief magistrate of a town, particularly (Scotland) the head of a burgh or (historical) the former chiefs of various towns in France, Flanders, or (by extension) other Continental European countries.
  2. A senior deputy, a superintendent, particularly:
    1. (religion, historical) A prior: an abbot's second-in-command.
    2. (US, higher education) A senior deputy administrator; a vice-president of academic affairs.
    3. (historical) A steward or seneschal: a medieval agent given management of a feudal estate or charged with collecting fees; (obsolete, sometimes as ~ of Paradise or ~ of Heaven) a title of the archangel Michael.
    4. (historical) Any manager or overseer in a medieval or early modern context.
    5. (obsolete) A viceroy.
    6. (obsolete) A governor.
    7. (obsolete) A reeve.
    8. (obsolete) Various Roman offices, as prefect and praetor.
    9. (historical) A constable: a medieval or early modern official charged with arresting, holding, and punishing criminals.
      • 1604, William Shakespeare, Measure, for Measure, Act I, Scene ii, Line 113:
        Here comes Signor Claudio, led by the provost
        to prison;
    10. (military) An officer of the military police, particularly provost marshal or provost sergeant.
    11. (fencing, historical) An assistant fencing master.
  3. (Britain, military slang, obsolete) A provost cell: a military cell or prison.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (head of cathedral chapter): See dean
  • (head of a university or college): president, dean
  • (head of a realm or state): See Thesaurus:ruler
  • (head of a town): See mayor
  • (head of various specific bodies): prepositus
  • (deputy overseeing medieval estates or fees): See steward
  • (deputy to a king or emperor): See viceroy
  • (deputy overseeing a province): See governor
  • (reeve): See reeve
  • (Roman officials): See prefect and praetor
  • (deputy overseeing medieval law enforcement; military police): See Thesaurus:police officer

Derived terms[edit]

  • Lord Provost
  • provost cell
  • Provost Marshall, provost marshal
  • provost-place
  • provost seal
  • provost sergeant
  • sit provost-place

Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

provost (third-person singular simple present provosts, present participle provosting, simple past and past participle provosted)

  1. (Britain, transitive, used in passive, obsolete, military slang) To be delivered to a provost marshal for punishment.
    Around the time of the Rebellions of 1837 and the First Anglo-Afghan War, British servicemen spoke of being provosted.

References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed. "provost, n." and "† provost, v." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2007.