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The section of a church or cathedral choir conventionally placed on the south side and taking the first or higher part in antiphonal singing.The opposite of cantoris
- ‘The post-Reformation choir was usually split into two antiphonal groups: cantoris on the precentor's side and decani opposite on the dean's side.’
- ‘The cathedral precentor sits opposite the dean - whence the name for the two sides of the choir: decani and cantoris (‘of the singer’, i.e. the precentor).’
Mid 18th century: from Latin, literally of the dean (see dean).
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