Definition of prévôt in US English:


(also prevot, prevost)


  • In Guernsey and Sark: an officer of justice equivalent to the High Sheriff of an English county. In Jersey and Guernsey: a bailiff of an estate or fief.


Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From Anglo-Norman and Middle French prevost, French prévôt denoting various kinds of magistrate, civil officer, or judge, head of a cathedral or collegiate church, judge of a court dealing with legal cases which concern non-privileged inhabitants from classical Latin praepositus person placed in charge.