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  • n. The role or office of a precentor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office of a precentor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office or duties of a precentor; the condition of being a precentor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the position of precentor


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precentor +‎ -ship


  • Roman imperial society, wherein Christianity arose under the ambitious precentorship of the apostle Paul.

    Stuart Whatley: Democratic Values, Islam and the Judeo-Christian Tradition Fallacy

  • 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.

    The Warden

  • 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

    The Warden

  • Now there are peculiar circumstances connected with the precentorship which must be explained.

    The Warden

  • 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.

    The Warden

  • 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

    The Warden

  • 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?

    Barchester Towers

  • 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

    The New Guide to Peterborough Cathedral

  • "He is at Lincoln; he has gone to try for the precentorship of the cathedral," Hetty announced.

    Hetty Wesley

  • "It will cost me the precentorship," answered he slowly, "but I hadn't given a thought to that."

    Hetty Wesley


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