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succentor

[ suhk-sen-ter ]

noun

, Ecclesiastical.
  1. a precentor's deputy.


succentor

/ səkˈsɛntə /

noun

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


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Derived Forms

  • sucˈcentorship, noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of succentor1

1600–10; < Late Latin, equivalent to Latin suc- suc- + -cen-, combining form of canere to sing + -tor -tor
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Word History and Origins

Origin of succentor1

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

Succentor, suk-sen′tor, n. a subcantor: the bass soloist in a choir.

The care of the presses is to be entrusted to the Precentor and his subordinate, called the Succentor.

In 1642 he was made succentor of Salisbury cathedral, and in 1643 he was chosen junior proctor of the university.

The succentor, or sub-cantor, was the cantors assistant in everything.

He was assisted by a Succentor, who sat on the left side of the choir, and led that half of the choir in service.

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