(Ger.: Probst or Propst). Ecclesiastical dignitary in various positions, including: head of a cathedral or collegiate chap.; Prot. cleric in charge of the main ch. in a region of Ger.; ecclesiastic with duties similar to those of a dean or prior but sometimes second in authority. The head of some religious orders is called provost general. Supts. of Swed. chs. on the Delaware R. were called provosts and included I. Acrelius,* E. T. Björk,* A. Hesselius,* J. Lidman,* A. Rudman,* A. Sandel,* J. Sandin,* C. M. Wrangel.*
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