praepostor


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praepostor

(priːˈpɒstə)
n
(Education) (at certain British public schools) a school prefect
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It seems that Master Ellis's innovation did not go down at all well with his colleagues, and it was only his high ranking in the school hierarchy - he was a praepostor, and went on to win an exhibition to Brasenose College, Oxford - that allowed him to get away with it.