Definition of provostry in English:

provostry

noun

  • 1The office, territory, or jurisdiction of a provost; specifically (a) a Roman praetorship or prefecture; (b) the provostship of a Scots burgh. Now chiefly historical.

  • 2rare The benefice of an ecclesiastical provost; the revenue derived from such a benefice; (occasionally) the provostship of an educational college; = "provostship".

  • 3A church or cathedral under a provost.

Origin

Late Middle English. From provost + -ry. Compare post-classical Latin provosteria, provostria office of a provost or reeve, Anglo-Norman provosterie, provostrie, Anglo-Norman and Old French prevosterie tribunal of a provost.

Pronunciation

provostry

/ˈprɒvəstri/ /ˈprɒvɒstri/