prepositus

noun pre·pos·i·tus
variants: or less commonly praepositus \prēˈpäzətəs\

Definition of prepositus

plural prepositi also praepositi \-ˌtī\
1 a :abbot
b :prior 1a
2 :the head of a cathedral or collegiate chapter :provost

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Origin and Etymology of prepositus

Medieval Latin, abbot, prior, provost, from Latin praepositus director, chief, man in charge, from praepositus, past participle of praeponere to put in front, put in charge of


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