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provost

A high-level academic or administrator at a college or university
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The figu re for the director of the general provostship of the province includes gages and fees.
Meanwhile, Inverness is hoping to enter the competition for a Lord Provostship, which the Queen will also be awarding as part of the Jubilee.
Yet the only records of his public activities that survive, though typically suggestive of controversy, are local and of only inferential significance: he was treasurer of Quenehalle and his name survives in college accounts; in a dispute about the provostship he was expelled from the college, along with a number of other fellows, 'for unworthiness'; he had to fight (literally, it seems) for his prebend of Woodford and his canonry in the collegiate church of Westbury-on-Trym; he was apparently compelled against his wishes to provide a chaplain for an outlying village in his parish of Berkeley; there is an order granting power of attorney over his affairs to two other clerks when he intended to go on a journey overseas, the object of which is not mentioned.