Definition of Provos
1. Noun. A militant organization of Irish nationalists who used terrorism and guerilla warfare in an effort to drive British forces from Northern Ireland and achieve a united independent Ireland.
Category relationships: Act Of Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorist Act
Terms within: Sinn Fein
Generic synonyms: Foreign Terrorist Organization, Fto, Terrorist Group, Terrorist Organization
Geographical relationships: Eire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic Of Ireland
Definition of Provos
1. Noun. (informal) The Provisional Irish Republican Army ¹
2. Noun. (plural of Provo) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Provos
Literary usage of Provos
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Dead Man Running by Martin McGartland (2000)
"That was why whenever an informant was captured by the provos and subsequently shot dead, statements were always issued by the IRA propaganda machine. ..."
2. Children in Northern Ireland: Abused by Security Forces and Paramilitaries by Lois Whitman (1992)
"The provos are very strongly anti-drug — they're especially hard on drug dealers. ... The provos have told the families, "You deal with it or we will. ..."
3. The Conveyancer's Assistant: Or, A Series of Precedents in Conveyancing and by George Crabb (1835)
"... shall from thenceforth for ever thereafter be freed exonerated acquitted and discharged of and from all and evy the uses trusts estes chas powers provos ..."
4. Battle for Ulster: A Study of Internal Security by Tom F. Baldy (1997)
"The Party has attracted little support, yet it effectively prevents any further moderation by provos afraid of being outflanked. Because the INLA espouses ..."
5. Architectuurgids Nederland: 1900-2000 = Architectural guide to the by Paul Groenendijk, Piet Vollaard (2006)
"During 'happenings' these provos ritu- alized their opposition to the 'addicted ... The provos found an artistic confederate in the COBRA artist Constant ..."
6. Whistle-Binkie: Or, The Piper of the Party: Being a Collection of Songs for by John Donald Carrick, Alexander Rodger, David Robertson (1878)
"She disna pe drink in ta mornin', Except it be trams ane or twa; An' when ta lord provos' gies warnin' She aye studes his henchman fu' pra'. ..."