- a teacher
- the head of a preceptory
Origin of preceptorClassical Latin praeceptor from praecipere: see precept
- A teacher; an instructor.
- An expert or specialist, such as a physician, who gives practical experience and training to a student, especially of medicine or nursing.
- The head of a preceptory.
Origin of preceptorMiddle English from Latin praeceptor from praecipere to teach ; see precept .
From Latin praeceptor, from the verb praecipiÅ.