succentor

[ suh k-sen-ter ]
/ səkˈsɛn tər /
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noun Ecclesiastical.

a precentor's deputy.

Nearby words

  1. succedaneum,
  2. succedent,
  3. succedent house,
  4. succeed,
  5. succeeding,
  6. success,
  7. success story,
  8. successful,
  9. successfully,
  10. succession

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 Formssuccentorship, 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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