Share this entry
praepostor Line breaks: prae|pos¦tor
Pronunciation: /prɪˈpɒstə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of praepostor in English:


(At some public schools) a prefect or monitor.


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

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources