Definition of prepositor in English:

prepositor

(also praepositor)

noun

  • 1A prefect or monitor at various English public schools. Compare "praepostor".

  • 2The master, director, or manager (of a house, etc.); the head of a monastic house. Compare prepositusrare.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in William Horman (1457–1535), schoolmaster and grammarian. From classical Latin praepositus prepositus + -or.

Pronunciation

prepositor

/prɪˈpɒzɪtə/