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professoriate

or professoriat

[proh-fuh-sawr-ee-it, -sohr-, prof-uh-] /ˌproʊ fəˈsɔr i ɪt, -ˈsoʊr-, ˌprɒf ə-/
noun
1.
a group of professors.
2.
the office or post of professor.
3.
all of the academicians in a given place, as at an educational institution or in a country.
Origin of professoriate
1855-1860
1855-60; professori(al) + -ate3
Related forms
subprofessoriate, noun
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Examples from the Web for professoriate
Historical Examples
  • He was appointed to the professoriate the same year that I obtained my licence.

    The House with the Green Shutters

    George Douglas Brown
  • The professoriate was grossly ignorant and conceited, and nepotism was rampant.

    Hugh Miller William Keith Leask
British Dictionary definitions for professoriate

professoriate

/ˌprɒfɪˈsɔːrɪɪt/
noun
1.
a group of professors
2.
Also called (esp Brit) professorship (prəˈfɛsəʃɪp). the rank or position of university professor
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