Definition of provosty in English:

provosty

noun

historical
  • = provostry , "provostship", in various senses.

Origin

Late Middle English. From Anglo-Norman provosté, provostee, also (with alteration of the ending) provostie office or function of a provost, stewardship, variants of Anglo-Norman and Old French, Middle French prevosté. Compare post-classical Latin praepositatus office of provost of a collegiate church, office of provost or reeve.

Pronunciation

provosty

/ˈprɒvəsti/ /ˈprɒvɒsti/