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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
1510-1520
1510-20; < Medieval Latin praepositor. See prae-, posit, -tor
Related forms
praepostorial
[pree-po-stawr-ee-uh l, -stohr-] /ˌpri pɒˈstɔr i əl, -ˈstoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective

prepositor

[pree-poz-i-ter] /priˈpɒz ɪ tər/
noun
Also, prepostor
[pree-pos-ter] /priˈpɒs tər/ (Show IPA)
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British Dictionary definitions for prepostor

prepositor

/priːˈpɒzɪtə/
noun
1.
(Brit, rare) a prefect in any of certain public schools
Word Origin
C16: from Latin praepositus placed before
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