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Lord Provost (plural Lord Provosts or Lords Provost)

  1. The civic head of certain cities in Scotland, having a role similar to that of mayor.
    • 1964 July, “News and Comment: Electrification to Gourock”, in Modern Railways, page 15:
      There is growing local pressure for electrification to Gourock, and at the end of May the Lord Provost of Glasgow summoned a conference of local authorities and MPs to discuss prospects, [] .