Dean vs. Provost

Dean vs. Provost — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Dean and Provost

Deannoun

An administrative officer in charge of a college, faculty, or division in a university.

Provostnoun

A university administrator of high rank.

Deannoun

An officer of a college or high school who counsels students and supervises the enforcement of rules.

Provostnoun

The highest official in certain cathedrals or collegiate churches.

Deannoun

(Ecclesiastical) The head of the chapter of canons governing a cathedral or collegiate church.

Provostnoun

The keeper of a prison.

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Deannoun

Roman Catholic Church A priest appointed to oversee a group of parishes within a diocese.

Provostnoun

The chief magistrate of certain Scottish cities.

Deannoun

The senior member of a body or group

the dean of the Washington diplomatic corps.

Provostnoun

One placed in charge: a head, a chief, particularly:

Deannoun

A senior official in a college or university, who may be in charge of a division or faculty (for example, the dean of science) or have some other advisory or disciplinary function (for example, the dean of students).

Provostnoun

A dean: the head of a cathedral chapter.

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Deannoun

A dignitary or presiding officer in certain church bodies, especially an ecclesiastical dignitary, subordinate to a bishop, in charge of a chapter of canons.

Provostnoun

(religion) The head of various other ecclesiastical bodies, even muezzins.

Deannoun

The senior member of some group of people.

dean of the diplomatic corps - a country's most senior ambassadordean of the House - the longest-serving member of a legislature

Provostnoun

(religion) The minister of the chief Protestant church of a town or region in Germany, the Low Countries, and Scandinavia.

Deannoun

A hill.

Provostnoun

The head of various colleges and universities.

Deanverb

To serve as a dean.

Provostnoun

(obsolete) A ruler.

Deanverb

To send (a student) to see the dean of a university.

Provostnoun

A mayor: the chief magistrate of a town, particularly (Scotland) the head of a burgh or (historical) the former chiefs of various towns in France, Flanders, or (by extension) other Continental European countries.

Deannoun

an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college

Provostnoun

A senior deputy, a superintendent, particularly:

Deannoun

United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)

Provostnoun

A prior: an abbot's second-in-command.

Deannoun

a man who is the senior member of a group;

he is the dean of foreign correspondents

Provostnoun

A senior deputy administrator; a vice-president of academic affairs.

Deannoun

(Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals

Provostnoun

(historical) A steward or seneschal: a medieval agent given management of a feudal estate or charged with collecting fees; a title of the archangel Michael.

Provostnoun

(historical) Any manager or overseer in a medieval or early modern context.

Provostnoun

(obsolete) A viceroy.

Provostnoun

(obsolete) A governor.

Provostnoun

(obsolete) A reeve.

Provostnoun

(obsolete) Various Roman offices, as prefect and praetor.

Provostnoun

(historical) A constable: a medieval or early modern official charged with arresting, holding, and punishing criminals.

Provostnoun

(military) An officer of the military police, particularly provost marshal or provost sergeant.

Provostnoun

An assistant fencing master.

Provostnoun

A provost cell: a military cell or prison.

Provostverb

To be delivered to a provost marshal for punishment.

Around the time of the Rebellions of 1837 and the First Anglo-Afghan War, British servicemen spoke of being provosted.

Provostnoun

a high-ranking university administrator