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professorate

[pruh-fes-er-it]
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noun
  1. the office or the period of service of a professor.
  2. a group of professors.
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Origin of professorate

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

  • At the end of the holidays, he returned to Odessa and began his professorate with much zeal and success.

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