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succentor

[ suhk-sen-ter ]
/ səkˈsɛn tər /
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noun Ecclesiastical.
a precentor's deputy.
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Origin of succentor

1600–10; <Late Latin, equivalent to Latin suc-suc- + -cen-, combining form of canere to sing + -tor-tor
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British Dictionary definitions for succentor

succentor
/ (səkˈsɛntə) /

noun
the deputy of the precentor of a cathedral that has retained its statutes from pre-Reformation days

Derived forms of succentor

succentorship, noun

Word Origin for succentor

C17: from Late Latin: one who accompanies singing, from succinere to accompany, from Latin canere to sing
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