What does the word provost mean?

Usage examples for provost

  1. Then the provost turned to Jeanne. – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  2. She said the provost- marshal at the next town had ordered the women to knit so many pairs of socks. – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  3. Upon its conclusion, Barneveld gave his hand to the provost- marshal and to the two soldiers, bidding them adieu, and walked downstairs, attended by them, to the chamber of the judges. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley