- the chief magistrate of any of certain large cities in Scotland.
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The lord-provost himself was more than suspected of being a Jacobite at heart.
- the provost of one of the five major Scottish cities (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, and Perth)
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