prepositus

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From Medieval Latin prepositus, variant of praepositus ([one] placed in charge). Doublet of provost.

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prepositus (plural preposituses or prepositi)

  1. (historical) A provost: the presiding officer of various ecclesiastical bodies.
  2. (historical) The presiding officer of various civil bodies.

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  • Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed. "prepositus, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2007.