Definition of sub-chanter in English:

sub-chanter

noun

Christian Church
historical
  • In a cathedral or collegiate church: a precentor's deputy; a succentor; (in certain institutions also) the leader of the vicars choral.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Acts of Lords of Council in Civil Causes. From sub- + chanter. Compare Middle French souchantre, soubchantre, soubschantre, French sous-chantre, Old Occitan sochantre.

Pronunciation

sub-chanter

/ˌsʌbˈtʃantə//ˌsʌbˈtʃɑːntə/