noun pro·fes·so·ri·at \ˌprō-fə-ˈsȯr-ē-ət, ˌprä-, -ē-ˌat\

Definition of professoriat

  1. 1 :  the body of college and university teachers at an institution or in society

  2. 2 :  the office, duties, or position of a professor

Variants of professoriat



play \-ət, -ˌāt\

Origin and Etymology of professoriat

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

First Known Use: 1856

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