variants or prepostor
or less commonly praepositor or prepositor
plural -s
: a monitor at an English public school

Word History


Medieval Latin praepositor, praepostor, from Latin praepositus, praepostus (past participle of praeponere to put in front, put in charge of) + -or

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“Praepostor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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