Prepostor
Prepostor \Pre*pos"tor\, n. See {Prepositor}. [1913 Webster]

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  • prepostor — var. of PRAEPOSTOR. * * * or prepositor variant of praepostor * * * prepostor variant of præpostor …   Useful english dictionary

  • prepostor — noun variant spelling of praepostor …   English new terms dictionary

  • praepostor — praepostorial /pree po stawr ee euhl, stohr /, adj. /pree pos teuhr/, n. a senior student at an English public school who is given authority over other students. Also, prepositor, prepostor. [1510 20; < ML praepositor. See PRAE , POSIT, TOR] * *… …   Universalium

  • prepositor — /pree poz i teuhr/, n. praepostor. Also, prepostor /pree pos teuhr/. * * * …   Universalium

  • praepostor — [prɪ pɒstə] (also prepostor) noun Brit. (at some public schools) a prefect or monitor. Origin C18: from praepositor, alt. of L. praepositus head, chief …   English new terms dictionary

  • praepostor — n. (also prepostor) Brit. (at some public schools) a prefect or monitor. Etymology: praepositor alt. f. L praepositus past part. of praeponere set over (as PRAE , ponere posit place) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre|pos|i|tor — «prehee POZ uh tuhr», noun. any one of the senior boys at some English public schools who discipline the younger students, especially out of the classroom; monitor. Also, praepositor, praepostor, prepostor. ╂[< Latin praepositus chief …   Useful english dictionary

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