the chief magistrate of any of certain large cities in Scotland.
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How to use Lord Provost in a sentence
Adam Black was twice Lord Provost of Edinburgh, and represented the city in parliament from 1856 to 1865.
His Edinburgh publisher; a bookseller, afterwards Lord Provost of the city.The Letters of Robert Burns | Robert Burns
William Creech, bookseller and twice Lord Provost of Edinburgh, died.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The lord-provost himself was more than suspected of being a Jacobite at heart.
British Dictionary definitions for Lord Provost
the provost of one of the five major Scottish cities (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, and Perth)
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