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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Professoriate A professorship.
    • Professoriate The body of professors, or the professorial staff, in a university or college.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n professoriate An improper form of professorate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Professoriate the office of a professor or public teacher: his period of office: body of professors
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. profès, professed, said of a member of a religious order—L. professus, perf. p. of profitēripro, publicly, fatēri, to confess.


In literature:

A movement followed in the council of the college to oust Maurice from his professorial chair.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
The professorial radical of those days was the young Andrew D. White.
"The University of Michigan" by Wilfred Shaw
Has held professorial chairs at Strassburg, Dorpat, Rostock, and at Halle.
"Immortal Memories" by Clement Shorter
It was in the professorial line that more help from the West was required.
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
The same king endowed three professorial chairs with P 10,000 each.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
What might be called a professorial simplicity is seen in many of Smith's songs.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
The professorial robe is impotent without its diagrams.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
It is a nation of learned fools, none of whom ever sees an inch beyond his own professorial nose.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He was appointed to the professoriate the same year that I obtained my licence.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
Saltus is never professorial.
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
Shortsighted as this professorial opposition was, it proved no small difficulty in Simpson's way.
"Sir James Young Simpson and Chloroform (1811-1870)" by Henry Laing Gordon
This oration was delivered by Linnaeus when he assumed his professorial functions.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
Human nature is not altered by seating it in a professorial chair, even of theology.
"Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions" by Thomas H. Huxley
He left the theater, he renounced the professorial chair, he retired from the world.
"Romain Rolland" by Stefan Zweig
In 1536 he was called to fill a professorial chair at Wittenberg.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
When peace was concluded in 1815, he resumed his professorial duties.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
But still instruction is carried on, even in the most general courses, by means of professorial lectures.
"An American at Oxford" by John Corbin
Hope rose high in the breasts of the new professoriate.
"Garden-Craft Old and New" by John D. Sedding
Every where his assistance was required, so also to give his advice in supplying the professorial chairs in the University.
"The Life of Philip Melanchthon" by Karl Friedrich Ledderhose
The remainder of his life he devoted to his professorial duties.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various

In news:

John Langmore, Professorial Fellow in the Political Science Department of the University of Melbourne, adds.
From Obama's professorial elucidation, those two recurring words — "trust" and "family" — insistently rang out.
In today's Pope Center Clarion Call, Professor David Clemens shares a letter he wrote to a student of his who wants to go into the professorial ranks himself.
"Obama is professorial," says Wills.
Maryam Davodi-Far, along with 14 other full time faculty members, was selected to receive the Professoriate Award.
Garrett, an authority on American decorative arts known to public-television viewers for his long, professorial presence as an appraiser on "Antiques Roadshow," died Wednesday in Williston.
If you're interested in classic furnishings and decorative design, you're probably familiar with Wendell D Garrett as the professorial, erudite appraiser who was one of the stars of the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.
Garrett, an authority on American decorative arts known to public-television viewers for his long, professorial presence as an appraiser on "Antiques Roadshow," died on Wednesday in Williston, Vt. Enlarge This Image.
Professorial Lecturer in Campaign Advisement at George Washington.
Collectively, as a professoriate, we're obsessed with it.
Karen Holland, BSc(Hons), MSc, CertEd, SRN, Professorial Fellow, School of Nursing, University of Salford, Salford, UK.
In the end, I decided to surrender the professorial life in order to pursue nonacademic writing and be with my kids, who are one and three.
President Obama, as usual, was fluent, professorial and occasionally prickly.
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford.

In science:

Taubman Professorial chair at the Weizmann Institute.
Snake representation of a superprocess in random environment
The work of this author was partially supported by NSF grant DMS-0804133, a grant from the Israel science foundation, and the Taubman professorial chair at the Weizmann Institute.
Branching Random Walks in Time Inhomogeneous Environments
Scholarship reconsidered: priorities for the professoriate.
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
JQG acknowledges the support of the Professorial Assistantship Program of the Honors College at Michigan State University.
Discovery of the Cerium Isotopes