Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An officer who presides over the academic senate of a university in certain countries.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An officer who presides over the academic senate of a German university.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An officer in a German university who represents the rector, or who is next in authority to the directing officer.

Etymologies

pro- +‎ rector (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Its prorector Lykke Friis said the scientists would be presenting the latest and the clearest information, meaning political leaders would not have the excuse that they needed more research before agreeing on a deal.

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