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praepostor

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

Origin of praepostor

From the Medieval Latin word praepositor, dating back to 1510–20. See prae-, posit, -tor

OTHER WORDS FROM praepostor

prae·pos·to·ri·al [pree-po-stawr-ee-uhl, -stohr-], /ˌpri pɒˈstɔr i əl, -ˈstoʊr-/, adjective
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