Definition of succentor
1 : one that succents
2 : a precentor's deputy or assistant especially in a monastery or cathedral
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of 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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up succentor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).