- a precentor's deputy.
Origin of succentor
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The succentor, or sub-cantor, was the cantors assistant in everything.English Monastic Life
He was assisted by a Succentor, who sat on the left side of the choir, and led that half of the choir in service.Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages
Edward Lewes Cutts
The Precentor, with the assistance of his deputy, the Succentor, directed the music of the cathedral.Medival London
The care of the presses is to be entrusted to the Precentor and his subordinate, called the Succentor.The Care of Books
John Willis Clark
Succentor, suk-sen′tor, n. a subcantor: the bass soloist in a choir.
- the deputy of the precentor of a cathedral that has retained its statutes from pre-Reformation days
C17: from Late Latin: one who accompanies singing, from succinere to accompany, from Latin canere to sing
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