professoriat

noun pro·fes·so·ri·at \ ˌprō-fə-ˈsȯr-ē-ət , ˌprä- , -ē-ˌat \
variants: or professoriate play \ˌprō-fə-ˈsȯr-ē-ət, ˌprä-, -ˌāt\
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of professoriat

1 :the body of college and university teachers at an institution or in society
2 :the office, duties, or position of a professor

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Origin and Etymology of professoriat

modification of French professorat, from professeur professor, from Latin professor, from profitēri


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