Origin of precentor
Related formspre·cen·to·ri·al [pree-sen-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌpri sɛnˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjectivepre·cen·tor·ship, noun
Examples from the Web for precentor
Thirty years ago, there dwelt an old man named Simon Cockburn, who followed the avocations of parish teacher and precentor.
So much with regard to the duties of the precentor, as chief singer of the monastery.English Monastic Life|Abbot Gasquet
Brandon had been talking to the Precentor at the far end of the ballroom, when suddenly Ronder had appeared in their midst.The Cathedral|Sir Hugh Walpole
At the age of eighteen Frey became a teacher and a precentor in small congregations.Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ|Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
Before beginning his trial sermon he handed down the big Bible to the precentor, to give his arms freer swing.Auld Licht Idylls|J. M. Barrie