adjective see precentor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • precentorial — See precentor. * * * …   Universalium

  • precentorial — pre·cen·to·ri·al …   English syllables

  • precentorial — |prēˌsen.|tōrēəl adjective : of or relating to a precentor …   Useful english dictionary

  • precentor — precentorial /pree sen tawr ee euhl, tohr /, adj. precentorship, n. /pri sen teuhr/, n. a person who leads a church choir or congregation in singing. [1605 15; < LL praecentor leader in music, equiv. to L praecen , var. s. of praecinere to lead… …   Universalium

  • precentor — noun Etymology: Latin praecentor, from praecinere to lead in singing, from prae + canere to sing more at chant Date: 1613 a leader of the singing of a choir or congregation • precentorial adjective • precentorship noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • precentor — /prəˈsɛntə / (say pruh sentuh) noun 1. someone who leads a church choir or congregation in singing. 2. the member of a cathedral chapter in charge of the music. {Late Latin praecentor leader in music, from Latin praecinere sing before}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • precentor —   n. (fem. tress, trix) leader of singing.    ♦ precentorial, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • precentor — [prē sen′tər] n. [LL praecentor < L praecinere, to sing or play before: see PRE & CHANT] a person who directs a church choir or congregation in singing precentorial [prē΄sen tôr′ē əl] adj. precentorship n …   English World dictionary

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