Definition of prepose
: to place before or in front of something : prefix; specifically : to place (as a particle) before a grammatically connected word the articles are preposed in most languages — M. H. Swadesh
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Origin and Etymology of prepose
French préposer, from Middle French preposer to put in front, prefer, put in charge of, modification (influenced by poser to put, place) of Latin praeponere (perfect stem praepos-) — more at pose
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