precent

verb

pre·​cent
prēˈsent,
prə̇ˈs-
-ed/-ing/-s

intransitive verb

: to act as precentor : lead a choir or congregation in singing

transitive verb

: to lead in singing (as a psalm)

Word History

Etymology

Latin praecentare, from praecentus, past participle of praecinere

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“Precent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precent. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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