Preceptor meaning

prĭ-sĕp'tər, prē'sĕp'tər
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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A teacher.
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The head of a preceptory.
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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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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