What does provost mean?

Definitions for provost
ˈproʊ voʊst, ˈprɒv əst or, esp. in military usage, ˈproʊ voʊprovost

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. provostnoun

    a high-ranking university administrator

Wiktionary

  1. provostnoun

    The equivalent of mayor in some Scottish cities.

    Etymology: From propositus, from praepositus.

  2. provostnoun

    A senior academic administrator; sometimes called the Vice-President of Academic Affairs.

    Etymology: From propositus, from praepositus.

  3. provostnoun

    The highest position in a monastery below an abbot.

    Etymology: From propositus, from praepositus.

  4. provostnoun

    A prison keeper, especially in the military.

    Etymology: From propositus, from praepositus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Provostnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OF. provost (L. prae and pro being confused), F. prevt, fr. L. praepositus placed before, a chief, fr. praeponere to place before: cf. AS. prfost, prfast. See Preposition, and cf. Propound.]

  2. Provostnoun

    the keeper of a prison

    Etymology: [OF. provost (L. prae and pro being confused), F. prevt, fr. L. praepositus placed before, a chief, fr. praeponere to place before: cf. AS. prfost, prfast. See Preposition, and cf. Propound.]

Freebase

  1. Provost

    A provost is the senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States, Canada and Australia, the equivalent of a pro-vice-chancellor at some institutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Additionally, the heads of certain colleges in the UK and Ireland are called provosts. In this sense, a provost is the equivalent of a master at other colleges.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Provost

    prov′ost, n. the dignitary set over a cathedral or collegiate church: the head of a college: (Scotland) the chief magistrate of certain classes of burghs, answering to mayor in England: (Shak.) the keeper of a prison.—ns. Prov′ost-mar′shal (army), an officer with special powers for enforcing discipline and securing prisoners till brought to trial: (navy) an officer having charge of prisoners; Prov′ostry, a district under a provost; Prov′ostship, the office of a provost.—Lord Provost, the style of the chief magistrates of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, and Dundee. [O. Fr. provost (Fr. prévôt), L. præpositus, pa.p. of præponĕrepræ, over, ponĕre, to place.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. provost

    The temporary prison in which the military police confine prisoners till they are disposed of.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of provost in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of provost in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of provost in a Sentence

  1. Max Stern:

    Only two persons could have known what happened on that fourth night, the panel chose to believe the woman, by a' preponderance of the evidence.' We believe that it defies logic and common sense that a woman would seek to re-connect and get back into bed with a man who she says forced her to have unwanted sex just hours earlier. And yet the Dean accepted this conclusion and ordered Jack Montague to be expelled. His decision was then upheld by the Provost.

  2. Liviu Matei:

    Chasing CEU out of Hungary marked the start of a new era for Orbán, said Liviu Matei, CEU’s provost. “A line has been crossed. People are being forced out of the country. This is not restriction any more, this is repression. In Hungary, the reign of repression has been started.”

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