Lord Provost

noun the head of a municipal corporation or borough in certain Scottish cities.

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  • lord provost — noun : the chief magistrate of a large city in Scotland * * * the chief magistrate of any of certain large cities in Scotland. * * * Lord Provost see under ↑provost • • • Main Entry: ↑lord Lord Provost The title of the provost of Edinburgh,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lord Provost — A Lord Provost is the figurative and ceremonial head of one of the principal cities in Scotland. Four cities, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow have the right to appoint a Lord Provost instead of a provost (mayor). The Lord Provosts of… …   Wikipedia

  • Lord Provost — Le Lord Provost est le représentant de l autorité municipale dans les principales villes d Écosse. Quatre villes seulement (Aberdeen, Dundee, Édimbourg et Glasgow) ont le droit de nommer un Lord Provost à leur tête au lieu d un maire. Les Lord… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lord Provost — the chief magistrate of any of certain large cities in Scotland. * * * …   Universalium

  • lord provost — chief magistrate of some large cities in Scotland …   English contemporary dictionary

  • William Collins (Lord Provost) — Sir William Collins (1817 1895) was a famous figure in the temperance movement who served as Glasgow s Lord Provost between 1877 and 1880.He joined his father, William Collins, printing company in 1848 and helped expand the business into… …   Wikipedia

  • Michael Kelly (Lord Provost) — Michael Kelly (born 1940) is a Scottish Labour politician and businessman. He held the position of Lord Provost of Glasgow from 1980 to 1984,[1] and was Rector of the University of Glasgow from 1984 to 1987.[2] As Lord Provost, he was… …   Wikipedia

  • Provost — may refer to:* Provost (civil), an officer of local government, including the equivalent of a mayor in Scotland * Provost (education), a senior academic administrator * Provost (martial arts), a ranking that was second only to Master in… …   Wikipedia

  • Provost John Ross — was Lord Provost in Aberdeen, Scotland from 1710–1712. Today he is most famous for the house he occupied in the 18th century from 1702.Provost Ross s HouseBuilt in 1593, this house is the second oldest house in the city, with Provost Skene s… …   Wikipedia

  • Lord High Admiral of the Northern Seas — is a post held, ex officio, by the Lord Provost of the City of Aberdeen …   Wikipedia

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