variants or less commonly praepositus
plural prepositi also praepositi
: the head of a cathedral or collegiate chapter : provost

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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