provost

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin prōpositus, from Latin praepositus (placed in front).

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Noun[edit]

provost (plural provosts)

  1. (Scottish local government) The equivalent of mayor in some Scottish cities.
  2. (higher education) A senior academic administrator; sometimes called the Vice-President of Academic Affairs.
  3. (religion) The highest position in a monastery below an abbot.
  4. A prison keeper, especially in the military.
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