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doctoral (adj.)

"relating or pertaining to the degree of a doctor or to one who holds such a degree," 1560s; see doctor (n.) + -al (1).

updated on September 11, 2018

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Definitions of doctoral from WordNet

doctoral (adj.)
of or relating to a doctor or doctorate;
doctoral dissertation
Synonyms: doctorial
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