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English definition of “provost”


noun [C]     /ˈprɒv.əst/ US  /ˈprɑː.vəst/
UK (in some universities ) the person in charge of a particular college : the Provost of King's College , CambridgeUniversity and college education US an important official who helps to run a college or university University and college education
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