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Prévôt

 

an official in medieval France. Beginning in the 11th century, the prévôt was a royal official with judicial, fiscal, and military power within the administrative and legal districts of the king’s domain. Beginning in the 13th century, the prévôt came under the control of a bailli in the north or of a sénéchal in the south; and beginning in the 15th century he retained the function of a royal judge of first instance. The post was abolished in the 18th century.

An elected official with the title of “prévôt of merchants” headed the municipalities of medieval Paris from the 13th to the 18th century and of Lyon from the late 16th to the 18th century.

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le Prevot des Marchands to assemble the municipal guard and to march upon the Bastile on the king's immediate service.
In the T1 rally, four of Overdrive Racing's Toyota Hiluxes reached the finish: Dutchman Bernhard Ten Brinke and Belgian navigator Stephane Prevot rounded off the podium places with an excellent third position and the Polish duo of Aron Domzala and Szymon Gospodarczyk finished fifth.
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Another speaker, Andrew Prevot of Boston College, differentiated between "mere environmentalists" and proponents of environmental justice who prioritize the needs of the poor and oppressed.
Roger Prevot, chairman of PPC and an operating partner of Kohlberg & Company, PPC's primary shareholder, added, "The Xeridiem acquisition further broadens our global medical device platform.
Detective Sergeant Stevie Prevot, of Lanarkshire Serious and Organised Crime Division, said: "This significant recovery of illegal firearms posed a deadly risk to our local communities and throughout the UK.
The Twitter post made by France's Pauline Ferrand Prevot, Armitstead's predecessor as road world champion, referenced the story where it was revealed the Yorkshirewoman would not be sanctioned for three whereabouts 'failures', but it was unclear exactly what she was referring to.
The Twitter post made by France's Pauline Ferrand Prevot, Armitstead's predecessor as road world champion, referenced confirmation thar the Yorkshirewoman would not be sanctioned for three whereabouts 'failures', but it was unclear exactly what she was referring to.
However, it was unclear exactly to what Prevot was referring.
Churchgoer Jacqueline Prevot said the attendance of Muslims was "a magnificent gesture.
Ninth at the start of the final stage of the day, their teammates Stephane Lefebvre and Stephane Prevot had to retire for the day in the final few kilometres after hitting a rock.
per cui il testo sarebbe stato composto subito dopo la morte di Sidonio, addirittura secondo Francoise Prevot (28) sarebbe "vraisemblablement contemporaine de la mort de Sidoine" (29), ed inciso su una lastra che doveva far parte del monumento funerario.