Habilitate meaning

hə-bĭlĭ-tāt
To qualify oneself for a post or office.
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To clothe; equip; outfit.
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(archaic) To train; make capable.
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(mining) To provide (a mine) with the capital and equipment needed to work it.
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(obsolete) Qualified or entitled.

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European institutions of higher education: To qualify as an instructor or professor. Usually associated with defense of a dissertation or similar project.
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To clothe.
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To fit out or equip (a mine) for operation.
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(obsolete) To impart an ability or capacity to.
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Origin of habilitate

  • Medieval Latin habilitāre habilitāt- to enable from Latin habilis able habile

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Late Latin habilitatus, past participle of habilitare (“to enable”).

    From Wiktionary