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 practitioner; from earlier practician, one qualified by practice (; from Middle French practicien: see practice and amp; -ian) + -er
Origin of practitionerAlteration of practician, from Old French practicien, from practiser, to practice; see practice.