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praepostor

Line breaks: prae|pos¦tor
Pronunciation: /prɪˈpɒstə/

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Definition of praepostor in English:

noun

British
(At some public schools) a prefect or monitor.

Origin

mid 18th century: from praepositor, alteration of Latin praepositus 'head, chief', past participle of praeponere 'set over', from prae 'ahead' + ponere 'to place'.

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