prepositus

noun

pre·​pos·​i·​tus
variants or less commonly praepositus
prēˈpäzətəs
plural prepositi also praepositi
-ˌtī
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: the head of a cathedral or collegiate chapter : provost

Word History

Etymology

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 2 Feb. 2023.

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