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precentor XVII. — F. précenteur or L. præcentor, f. præcent-, pp. stem of L. præcinere, f. præ + canere sing; see PRE-, CHANT.

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precentor

precentor (prēsĕn´tər) [Lat.,=one who sings first], the director of the music of a cathedral or a monastic church and also a cantor.

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Precentor

Precentor. The cleric responsible for the direction of the choral services of a cathedral or chapel.

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Precentor

Precentor (Lat.). First singer. Ecclesiastical official, in charge of vocal mus. in Anglican caths.

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