Meaning of Lord Provost in English:

Lord Provost

Pronunciation /lɔːdˈprɒvəst/


  • The civic head of the local council in certain Scottish cities, analogous to a mayor in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

    ‘The Lord Provost is the principal representative of the Council on numerous bodies and organisations.’
    • ‘You, my Lord Provost, have remarked that I have had the good fortune to remain for fifty years in one post.’
    • ‘Edinburgh University remained the responsibility of the Lord Provost and Council until 1858.’
    • ‘Meanwhile important municipal work was being carried on, calling for the Lord Provost's anxious care.’
    • ‘After a short welcome from the deputy Lord Provost, we admired the paintings of former Lords Provost and then headed back to the hotel for the Conference Dinner.’