A doctor working in a hospital.
The definition of a practitioner is someone practicing a skilled profession for which special education or licensing is required.
A doctor who practices medicine is an example of a practitioner.
- a person who practices a particular profession, art, etc.: often in comb.: general practitioner, nurse practitioner
- a Christian Science healer
Origin of practitionerfrom earlier practician, one qualified by practice ( from Middle French practicien: see practice and -ian) + -er
One who practices something, especially an occupation, profession, or technique.
Origin of practitionerAlteration of practician from Old French practicien from practiser to practice ; see practice .