- Latin: praepositus, placed before
The dean or first dignitary of a cathedral or collegiate chapter, appointed by the Holy See, whose principal office is to preside at capitular functions, assist the bishop when pontificating, administer to him the last sacraments, and conduct his obsequies.
- “provost”. . CatholicSaints.Info. 18 October 2008. Web. 3 July 2015. <>