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PROVOST. A title given to the chief of some corporations or societies. In France, this title was formerly given to some presiding judges. The word is derived from the Latin praepositus.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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After Waynflete's background and episcopate the author proceeds to his activity at Eton, both during his provostship and thereafter.
Consequently, parishes, archdeaconates, monasteries, chapters, provostships, abbeys, dioceses, archdioceses and the rest of the canonically and legally founded authorities are legal entities and, in accordance with the Constitution of Romania, the state guarantees the ownership of all their properties of any kind for the Catholic Church represented by its legal hierarchic authorities." (39) The proposed text to be inserted should have read: "Outside the authorities mentioned in chapter IX, no other authorities are legal entities and cannot own any kind of asset." This petition made the legal situation of the Roman Catholic Status unsure.