succentor

noun
suc·​cen·​tor | \ -tə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of succentor

1 : one that succents
2 : a precentor's deputy or assistant especially in a monastery or cathedral

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History and Etymology for succentor

Late Latin, leader, succentor, from Latin succentus (past participle of succinere to sing to, sing after, from sub- to, after + canere to sing) + -or

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“Succentor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/succentor. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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