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provost

1. the head of certain university colleges or schools
2. (in Scotland) the chairman and civic head of certain district councils or (formerly) of a burgh council
3. Church of England the senior dignitary of one of the more recent cathedral foundations
4. RC Church
a. the head of a cathedral chapter in England and some other countries
b. (formerly) the member of a monastic community second in authority under the abbot
5. (in medieval times) an overseer, steward, or bailiff in a manor
6. Obsolete a prison warder
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The work concludes with an appendix that includes a few more documents relating to Capito's provostship at St.
Gavin Hammel transcribes one German and five Latin manuscripts that illustrate the legal jungle engulfing Capito as he claimed the provostship of St.
" (25) Languedocien magistrates Fees collected (26) Office holders of the Parlement 362,500-2,888,236 Office holders of the Cour des Comptes, 170,452 Aides et Finances Office holders of senechaussees 84,600 Barristers of Toulouse and Montpellier 79,200 Toulousain attorneys (procreurs) 67,200 Treasurers of France of the Bureaus of 60,000 Finances Director of the provincial provostship 8,000 (p@evote generale)