Family Associations, the Association des Prévost-Provost d'Amérique
publishes a bulletin named "Le Prévostal" every three months.
The name Prévostal
in 2006, the motto Justice et Loyauté
and arms of the association are:
related to the Provost or Provostship.
In France there
was a Prevotal Court which was an exceptional court of Justice established
from 1815 to 1830. The court's mandate was to judge certain offences -
without possibility of appeal.
the French dictionary (Petit Larousse en couleurs, Larousse,
1991 - p.798) defines PREVOT as a derivative of the Latin word PRAEPOSITUS
which meant : official in charge.
Royal officer or Seigniorial officer with varied duties (justice, administration,
military) in Medieval times and under the old regime (the system of government
in France before 1789). There was the Prevot of Paris ; the Prevot of the
Police officer in charge of a police department. (Petit Larousse en couleurs,
England, PREVOT became PROVOST but the meaning is the same: an officer
; University and College Principal is called the Provost; Military Police
is also known as the Provost Corps and churches have a Provost.
Scotland, the Provost is the Mayor.
quartered shield of azure and gold, a silver fleur-de-lys in dextral canton
of the chief, accompanied by a scale of Justice in sinistral canton of
the chief. And, a sheaf of wheat in dextral canton of the point accompanied
by a ship of gold in sinistral canton of the point.
a list of articles that have previously appeared in the printed bulletin.
The title is followed by the number of the issue in which it appeared.
Each "Le Prévostal" back
issue is available for 6 $ including shipping and handling. The Boutique
section describes how to order.