Licentiate meaning

lī-sĕn'shē-ĭt
One who has a licence to exercise a profession.

A licentiate in medicine or theology.

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One who is granted a license by an authorized body to practice a specified profession.
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A person licensed to practice a specified profession.
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In certain European and Canadian universities, an academic degree between that of bachelor and that of doctor.
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A person who holds the academic degree of license.
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A friar authorized to receive confessions and grant absolution in all places, independently of the local clergy.

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One who acts without restraint, or takes a liberty.

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Origin of licentiate

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin licentiātus from past participle of licentiāre to allow from licentia authorization license
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Late Latin licentiatus, from licentiare (“to allow to do something").
    From Wiktionary