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A city of north-central Utah south-southeast of Salt Lake City on the Provo River, about 65 km (40 mi) long. Settled by Mormons in 1849, it is the seat of Brigham Young University (established 1875).
n. pl. Pro·vos
One of the members of an extremist faction of the Irish Republican Army.
[Shortening and alteration of Provisional (Wing), name of the faction.]
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|Noun||1.||Provos - 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|
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Sinn Fein - an Irish republican political movement founded in 1905 to promote independence from England and unification of Ireland; became the political branch of the Irish Republican Army
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