As a proper noun provost
As a noun provosty is
(historical) the office or remit of a provost, especially with reference to french history.
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(Scottish local government) The equivalent of mayor in some Scottish cities.
(higher education) A senior academic administrator; sometimes called the Vice-President of Academic Affairs.
(religion) The highest position in a monastery below an abbot.
A prison keeper, especially in the military.
* 1604 , , I. ii. 113:
- Here comes Signor Claudio, led by the provost / to prison;
* Lord Provost
* Provost Marshall
(historical) The office or remit of a provost, especially with reference to French history.