Precentor meaning

prĭ-sĕntər
A cleric who directs the choral services of a church or cathedral.
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A person who directs a church choir or congregation in singing.
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The person who is the song and/or prayer leader in a cathedral, church, monastery, or synagogue and generally facilitates worship.
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Origin of precentor

  • Latin praecentor from praecentus past participle of praecinere to sing before prae- pre- canere to sing kan- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition