professoriat

professoriate

[proh-fuh-sawr-ee-it, -sohr-, prof-uh-]
noun
1.
a group of professors.
2.
the office or post of professor.
3.
all of the academicians in a given place, as at an educational institution or in a country.
Also, professoriat.


Origin:
1855–60; professori(al) + -ate3

subprofessoriate, noun
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professoriate or professorate (ˌprɒfɪˈsɔːrɪɪt, prəˈfɛsərɪt)
 
n
1.  a group of professors
2.  Also called (esp Brit): professorship the rank or position of university professor
 
professorate or professorate (ˌprɒfɪˈsɔːrɪɪt, prəˈfɛsərɪt, prəˈfɛsəʃɪp)
 
n

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