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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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