precentorship

precentor

[pri-sen-ter]
noun
a person who leads a church choir or congregation in singing.

Origin:
1605–15; < Late Latin praecentor leader in music, equivalent to Latin praecen-, variant stem of praecinere to lead in singing (prae- pre- + -cinere, combining form of canere to sing; see canto) + -tor -tor

precentorial [pree-sen-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-] , adjective
precentorship, noun
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precentor (prɪˈsɛntə)
 
n
1.  a cleric who directs the choral services in a cathedral
2.  a person who leads a congregation or choir in the sung parts of church services
 
[C17: from Late Latin praecentor leader of the music, from prae before + canere to sing]
 
precentorial
 
adj
 
pre'centorship
 
n

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