What does precentor mean?

Definitions for precentor
prɪˈsɛn tərpre·cen·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. choirmaster, precentor, cantornoun

    the musical director of a choir

Wiktionary

  1. precentornoun

    The person who is the song and/or prayer leader in a cathedral, church, monastery, or synagogue and generally facilitates worship.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precentornoun

    a leader of a choir; a directing singer

    Etymology: [L. praecentor, fr. praecinere to sing before; prae before + canere to sing. See Chant.]

  2. Precentornoun

    the leader of the choir in a cathedral; -- called also the chanter or master of the choir

    Etymology: [L. praecentor, fr. praecinere to sing before; prae before + canere to sing. See Chant.]

  3. Precentornoun

    the leader of the congregational singing in Scottish and other churches

    Etymology: [L. praecentor, fr. praecinere to sing before; prae before + canere to sing. See Chant.]

Freebase

  1. Precentor

    A precentor is a person who helps facilitate worship. The details vary depending on the religion, denomination, and era in question. The Latin derivation is "præcentor", from cantor, meaning "the one who sings before".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Precentor

    pre-sen′tor, n. he that leads in music: the leader of a choir in a cathedral, &c.: the leader of the psalmody in Scotch churches.—n. Precen′torship. [L. præ, before, cantor, a singer.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of precentor in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of precentor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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