professorate

noun
pro·​fes·​sor·​ate | \ prə-ˈfe-sə-rət How to pronounce professorate (audio) \

Definition of professorate

: the office, term of office, or position of a professor

First Known Use of professorate

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Professorate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/professorate. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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