variants or less commonly praepositure
plural -s
: the office or dignity of a provost of a priory or collegiate church : provostry

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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