the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26
1910 New Catholic Dictionary
(Latin: prae, before; canere, to sing)
An official in choir service ordinarily ranking second in dignity, who presided over the chanting of the office, or in general over liturgical functions. Frequently he had had various other duties in cathedral and collegiate chapters.
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Entry for 'Precentor'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ncd/​p/precentor.html. 1910.