precent

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

Definition of precent

intransitive verb

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

transitive verb

: to lead in singing (as a psalm)

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History and Etymology for precent

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 18 Jan. 2021.

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