provost

provost
provost O.E. profost, from M.L. propositus (reinforced by O.Fr. cognate provost), from L. propositus/praepositus "a chief, prefect" (Cf. O.Prov. probost, O.H.G. probost, Ger. Propst), lit. "placed before, in charge of," from pp. of præponere "put before" (see PREPOSITION (Cf. preposition)). Provost marshal first recorded 1510s.

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