prepositure

noun
pre·​pos·​i·​ture
variants: or less commonly praepositure \ -​əchə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of prepositure

: the office or dignity of a provost of a priory or collegiate church : provostry

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History and Etymology for prepositure

Middle English prepositure, from Medieval Latin praepositura, from Late Latin, position of authority, from Latin praepositus director, chief, man in charge + -ura -ure

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“Prepositure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prepositure. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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