Alteration ofpracticianfrom Old French practicienfrompractiserto practicepractice
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Formerly practicioner for *practicianer, from practician + -er (the suffix unnecessarily added, as in musicianer).
Practitioner Sentence Examples
A soothsayer was a general practitioner in his art, not attached to any one god or temple.
In English law, to call a medical practitioner a "quack" is actionable per se without proof of special damage (Allen v.
Toward the end of his career at the bar, however, he changed from a general practitioner to a patent lawyer, and as such had a lucrative practice.
Where the body of a person who has died of an infectious disease is retained in a room where persons live or sleep, or the retention of any dead body may endanger health, any justice on the certificate of a medical practitioner may order the removal of a body to a mortuary and direct the body to be buried within a time limited by the friends of the deceased or in their default by the relieving officer.
- Celli, Malaria; Christy, Mosquitoes and Malaria; Manson, Tropical Diseases; Allbutt's System of Medicine; Ross, "Malaria," Quain's Dictionary of Medicine, 3rd ed.; The Practitioner, March, 1901 (Malaria Number); Lancet (Sept.