professoriate

or pro·fes·so·ri·at

[proh-fuh-sawr-ee-it, -sohr-, prof-uh-]
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noun

a group of professors.
the office or post of professor.
all of the academicians in a given place, as at an educational institution or in a country.

Nearby words

  1. professionalism,
  2. professionalize,
  3. professor,
  4. professorate,
  5. professorial,
  6. professorship,
  7. proffer,
  8. profibrinolysin,
  9. proficiency,
  10. proficiency badge

Origin of professoriate

1855–60; professori(al) + -ate3

Related formssub·pro·fes·so·ri·ate, noun

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Examples from the Web for professoriate

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

    Hugh Miller|William Keith Leask
  • He was appointed to the professoriate the same year that I obtained my licence.



British Dictionary definitions for professoriate

professoriate

professorate (prəˈfɛsərɪt)

noun

a group of professors
Also called (esp Brit): professorship (prəˈfɛsəʃɪp) the rank or position of university professor
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