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  1. 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
Related formsprae·pos·to·ri·al [pree-po-stawr-ee-uh l, -stohr-] /ˌpri pɒˈstɔr i əl, -ˈstoʊr-/, adjective
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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