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prae-pōnō posuī, positus, ere,

to place in front, put upon, affix: aedibus vestibula: fronti olivam, i. e. crown, H.—To put before, place first: versūs in primā fronte libelli, O.: ultima primis, H.: pauca praeponam, premise.—To set over, make commander, intrust with, appoint, depute: alqm bello praedonum: sinistro cornu Antonium, Cs.: quaestorem Caelium provinciae, appointed governor: negotio, charge with: navibus, appoint admiral: toti officio maritimo praepositus, superintendent of all marine affairs, Cs.: sacerdos oraculo praeposita, presiding over: custos Praepositus sancto loco, made keeper of, O.—Fig., to set before, prefer: se alteri, T.: salutem rei p. vitae suae: me Mazaeo generum, Cu.

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