prepositus

noun
pre·​pos·​i·​tus
variants: or less commonly praepositus \ prēˈpäzətəs \
plural prepositi also praepositi\ -​ˌtī \

Definition of prepositus

2 : the head of a cathedral or collegiate chapter : provost

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History and Etymology for 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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“Prepositus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prepositus. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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