- a person licensed to practice a specified profession
- in certain European and Canadian universities, an academic degree between that of bachelor and that of doctor
Origin of licentiateMiddle English licenciat from Medieval Latin licentiatus, past participle of licentiare, to license from Classical Latin licentia: see license
- One who is granted a license by an authorized body to practice a specified profession.
- a. A degree from certain European and Canadian universities ranking just below that of a doctor.b. One holding such a degree.
Origin of licentiateMiddle English from Medieval Latin licentiātus from past participle of licentiāre to allow from licentia authorization ; see license .
Late Latin licentiatus, from licentiare (“to allow to do something").