succentor

succentor

[suhk-sen-ter]
noun Ecclesiastical.
a precentor's deputy.

Origin:
1600–10; < Late Latin, equivalent to Latin suc- suc- + -cen-, combining form of canere to sing + -tor -tor

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succentor (səkˈsɛntə)
 
n
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]
 
suc'centorship
 
n

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