provostry

noun
prov·​ost·​ry | \ ˈprävə̇strē \
plural -es

Definition of provostry

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

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History and Etymology for provostry

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

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“Provostry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/provostry. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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