Associations to the word «Provost»


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

Dictionary definition

PROVOST, noun. A high-ranking university administrator.

Wise words

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