Preceptor definition

prĭ-sĕptər, prēsĕptər
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An expert or specialist, such as a physician, who gives practical experience and training to a student, especially of medicine or nursing.
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A teacher; an instructor.
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An expert or specialist, such as a physician, who gives practical experience and training to a student, especially of medicine or nursing.
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The head of a preceptory.
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The headmaster or principal of a school, especially a private school.
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A teacher; an instructor.
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The head of a preceptory.
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A teacher.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
preceptor
Plural:
preceptors

Origin of preceptor

  • Middle English from Latin praeceptor from praecipere to teach precept

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

  • From Latin praeceptor, from the verb praecipiō.

    From Wiktionary