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is a term which originally indicated the head of an institution serving temporarily as the head of another one, but which came to mean also the full-time head of some institution. The Kamakura period samurai Wada Yoshimori, for example, was the first bettō of the shogunate's Samurai-dokoro.

Betto (surname)

Betto is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alice Betto (born 1987), Italian triathlete
  • Frei Betto (born 1944), Brazilian writer and theologist
  • Kaoru Betto (born 1920), Japanese baseball player