Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office or duties of a precentor; the condition of being a precentor.
- n. The role or office of a precentor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The office of a precentor.
- n. the position of precentor
- precentor + -ship (Wiktionary)
“Roman imperial society, wherein Christianity arose under the ambitious precentorship of the apostle Paul.”
“Lordship is aware, joined to that of the warden; that is to say, the precentor has for many years been the warden of the hospital; there is, however, nothing to make the junction of the two offices necessary, and, unless you or the dean and chapter object to such an arrangement, I would wish to keep the precentorship.”
“Since his appointment to his precentorship, he has published, with all possible additions of vellum, typography, and gilding, a collection of our ancient church music, with some correct dissertations on”
“Now there are peculiar circumstances connected with the precentorship which must be explained.”
“Touching the precentorship, the bishop was clearly of opinion that it could be held without the other situation — an opinion from which no one differed; and it was therefore soon settled among all the parties concerned, that Mr Harding should still be the precentor of the cathedral.”
“Mr Harding proceeded to explain to the man of law that he meant to keep his precentorship — that was eighty pounds a year; and, also, that he meant to fall back upon his own little living of”
“Would he have to abdicate his precentorship, as he had his wardenship, and to give up chanting, as he had given up his twelve old bedesmen?”
“In 1860 he was transferred to the precentorship of Clogher in conjunction with the rectory of Enniskillen; in 1864, on the death of Dr. Newman, he was installed Dean of Cork; and in 1866 was appointed Dean of the Chapel”
“He is at Lincoln; he has gone to try for the precentorship of the cathedral," Hetty announced.”
“It will cost me the precentorship," answered he slowly, "but I hadn't given a thought to that.”
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