- 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 licentiatus, from past participle of licentiare, to allow, from licentia, authorization; see license.
Late Latin licentiatus, from licentiare (“to allow to do something").