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praepostor

[pree-pos-ter] /priˈpɒs tər/
noun
1.
a senior student at an English public school who is given authority over other students.
Also, prepositor, prepostor.
Origin of praepostor
1510-1520
From the Medieval Latin word praepositor, dating back to 1510-20. See prae-, posit, -tor
Related forms
praepostorial
[pree-po-stawr-ee-uh l, -stohr-] /ˌpri pɒˈstɔr i əl, -ˈstoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
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