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praepostor

[pree-pos-ter]
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noun
  1. a senior student at an English public school who is given authority over other students.
Also prepositor, prepostor.

Origin of praepostor

From the Medieval Latin word praepositor, dating back to 1510–20. See prae-, posit, -tor
Related formsprae·pos·to·ri·al [pree-po-stawr-ee-uh l, -stohr-] /ˌpri pɒˈstɔr i əl, -ˈstoʊr-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for praepostor

Historical Examples

  • At Giggleswick no position in the School gave a prescriptive right to be a Praepostor.

    A History of Giggleswick School

    Edward Allen Bell


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