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The head of a municipal corporation or borough in certain Scottish cities.
- ‘Meanwhile important municipal work was being carried on, calling for the Lord Provost's anxious care.’
- ‘The Lord Provost is the principal representative of the Council on numerous bodies and organisations.’
- ‘Edinburgh University remained the responsibility of the Lord Provost and Council until 1858.’
- ‘After a short welcome from the deputy Lord Provost, we admired the paintings of former Lords Provost and then headed back to the hotel for the Conference Dinner.’
- ‘You, my Lord Provost, have remarked that I have had the good fortune to remain for fifty years in one post.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.