[proh-fuh-sawr-ee-it, -sohr-, prof-uh-]
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.
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Origin of professoriate
1855–60; professori(al) + -ate3
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a group of professors
Also called (esp Brit): professorship (prəˈfɛsəʃɪp) the rank or position of university professor
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