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preceptor (n.)

early 15c., preceptour, "tutor, instructor, teacher" (the earliest reference might be to "expert in the art of prose composition"), from Latin praeceptor "teacher, instructor," agent noun from praecipere (see precept). Medical sense of "physician who gives students practical training" is attested by 1803. Related: Preceptorial.

updated on October 08, 2020

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Definitions of preceptor from WordNet

preceptor (n.)
teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford);
Synonyms: don
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