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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.

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The data prompted Provost to shift her marketing efforts from schools' administrative offices to their after-hours Parent Teacher Organization 141/2_ meetings and expand her activities on Facebook.
A total of nine provost marshals were appointed during the course of the American Revolutionary War; and although all were sergeants, they served as captains.
Frank Provost invites you to try on a set of different looks, be it - serene and quiet, or playful and wild yet feminine
Attendees at the annual Vermont Captive Insurance Association meeting in Burlington August 12-14, keep your eyes and ears peeled for Provost.
In 1991, Provost appeared in a recurring role in the series "The New Lassie" for two seasons.
But it is expected to be the first time the majority of camp participants will be Native, what Provost had originally anticipated.
Provost currently is assistant chief examiner of the division, having worked under Crouse since 2001.
In Calgary this February, a jury convicted Natelie Pasqua, 27 of second-degree murder in the death of Gage Provost, 17.
The long-time administrator and current provost for the university, known for teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing undergrads, is being criticized for her management style.
A LORD Provost is at the centre of a religious row after refusing to attend any Jewish events.
Our Performing Arts Complex will be a brilliant jewel in the crown of the community's cultural scene," Provost Gale Stevens Haynes proudly notes.