professorate

[ pruh-fes-er-it ]
/ prəˈfɛs ər ɪt /

noun

the office or the period of service of a professor.
a group of professors.

Origin of professorate

First recorded in 1855–60; professor + -ate3
Related formssub·pro·fes·sor·ate, noun
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