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Name Term description
Name Professor/proffesor Term description

Senior teacher in a college or university

Name Proves Term description

Chairman of a town or burgh council and chief magistrate of

Name Provest/provost Term description

Chairman of a town or burgh council and chief magistrate.

Name Provost Term description

Chairman of a town or burgh council and chief magistrate of

Name Provost/lord provost Term description

Leader of town council

Name Puddler Term description

An ironworker operating a puddling or ball furnace

Name Pultriman Term description

One who takes care of hens, geese and domestic birds

Name Pump-boy Term description

In mining, a child employed to pump water out of the pit to enable the miners to work

Name Pundler Term description

Impounder of livestock, tree plantation keeper

Name Pupil Term description

1. Child at school. 2. A child up to age 12 (girl) and age 14 (boy)

Name Purser Term description

Administrative officer on board a ship

Name Purser on HMS Syren Term description

Administrative officer on board a ship

Name Pursuivant Term description

A member of the Lyon court

Name Putherer Term description

Worker in pewter

Name Putter Term description

Man or boy employed to bring the putts (carts) of coal from the coalface to the bottom of the shaft for removal

Name Pynour Term description

Labourer, porter

Name Pyper Term description

One who plays bagpipes

Name PC Term description

Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council

Name PF Term description

Procurator Fiscal

Name PP Term description

Public Pensioner; includes retired teachers, local government staff, firefighters, police, civil service workers, health and social workers; also Parish priests

Name PSSA Term description

President of the Society of Scottish Artists