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prae-pōno , pŏsui, pŏsĭtum, 3 (old
I.perf. praeposivi, Plaut. Rud. 4, 2, 11.—Sync. form praepostus, Lucr. 6, 999), v. a., to put or set before, to place first (syn.: praefero, praeficio).
I. Lit.
B. In partic., to place or set over as chief, commander, or superintendent, to place at the head of, intrust with the charge or command of; to appoint or depute as: “unum illum ex omnibus delegistis, quem bello praedonum praeponeretis,to appoint commander in the war, Cic. Imp. Pomp. 22, 63: “hibernis Labienum praeposuit,Caes. B. G. 1, 54: “sinistro cornu Antonium praeposuerat,id. B. C. 3, 89: “aliquem provinciae,to appoint as governor, Cic. Fam. 2, 15, 4: “negotio,to charge with the management of an affair, id. ib. 15, 4, 10: “navibus,to appoint admiral, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 38, § 101: “vectigalibus,to appoint minister of finance, Tac. A. 15, 18: “Bibulus toti officio maritimo praepositus,superintendent of all maritime affairs, Caes. B. C. 3, 5: “praepositus cubiculo,chamberlain, Suet. Dom. 16: “sacerdos oraculo praeposita,that presides over, Cic. Div. 1, 34, 76: “aliquem custodem alicui loco,to appoint keeper of a place, Ov. Tr. 3, 1, 67: “illum exercitibus,Juv. 10, 92.—
C. To place or set upon: “fronti praeponere olivam,Hor. C. 1, 7, 7 (cf.: comis praetexere frondes, Sen. Med. 70).—
A. praepŏsĭtus , i, m., a prefect, president, head, chief, overseer, director, commander: “legatorum tuorum,Cic. Pis. 36, 88; Tac. H. 1, 36: “quod (milites) praepositos suos occiderant,Suet. Oth. 1: rerum curae Caesaris, director, S. C. ap. Plin. Ep. 8, 6, 13: “aquarum,water-inspector, Front. Aquaed. 17; 100; 117: “cubiculi,a chamberlain, Amm. 14, 10, 5.—Of the governor of a province; with dat.: “Illyrico, Dalmatiae, etc.,Vell. 2, 112, 2; 2, 116, 2; absol., Suet. Galb. 12; 16; id. Oth. 1 al.; Vulg. Act. 7, 10.—
B. praepŏsĭta , ae, f. (eccl. Lat.), a prioress or abbess, Aug. Civ. Dei, 21, 8; id. Ep. 211.—
C. With the Stoics, praepŏsĭta , ōrum, n., for the Gr. προηγμένα, preferable or advantageous things, but which are not to be called absolutely good; such as wealth, beauty, etc. (class.): ista bona non dico, sed dicam Graece προηγμένα, Latine autem producta: “sed praeposita, aut praecipua malo,Cic. Fin. 4, 26, 72 sq.: “bonum negas esse divitias, praepositum esse dicis,id. ib. 4, 26, 73; cf. “also,id. ib. 3, 16, 52; 54.
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