from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The rank, office, or term of office of a professor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. professorship

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office or state of a professor or public teacher.
  • n. The period of time during which a professor occupies his office.
  • n. A body of professors; the teaching staff of professors in a college or a university.


professor +‎ -ate (Wiktionary)



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