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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The position of a leader of the choir in a cathedral, collegiate, or monastic church.

Usage examples (14)
  • Roman imperial society, wherein Christianity arose under the ambitious precentorship of the apostle Paul.
  • Would he have to abdicate his precentorship, as he had his wardenship, and to give up chanting, as he had given up his twelve old bedesmen?
  • Mr Harding proceeded to explain to the man of law that he meant to keep his precentorship — that was eighty pounds a year; and, also, that he meant to fall back upon his...
  • In 1860 he was transferred to the precentorship of Clogher in conjunction with the rectory of Enniskillen; in 1864, on the death of Dr. Newman, he was installed Dean of... for more
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