[suh k-sen-ter]

Origin of succentor

1600–10; < Late Latin, equivalent to Latin suc- suc- + -cen-, combining form of canere to sing + -tor -tor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  1. 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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