Part of speech: noun

A magistrate; college officer.

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Usage examples "provost":

  1. Then the provost turned to Jeanne. - "A Daughter of the Union", 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", 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", John Lothrop Motley.