precentor's staffDerivation

  • 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.

MLA Citation

  • “precentor“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 August 2018. Web. 14 June 2021. <>