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precentor

noun pre·cen·tor \pri-ˈsen-tər\

Definition of PRECENTOR

:  a leader of the singing of a choir or congregation
pre·cen·to·ri·al \ˌprē-ˌsen-ˈtr-ē-əl\ adjective
pre·cen·tor·ship \pri-ˈsen-tər-ˌship\ noun

Origin of PRECENTOR

Latin praecentor, from praecinere to lead in singing, from prae- + canere to sing — more at chant
First Known Use: 1613

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