provostry

noun prov·ost·ry \ ˈprävə̇strē \

Definition of provostry

plural -es
1 :the office or authority of a provost of a cathedral or collegiate church
2 a :an ecclesiastical foundation (as a cathedral or collegiate church)
b :the revenue from such a foundation

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Origin and Etymology of provostry

Middle English provostrie, from provost, provest provost + -rie -ry


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