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preceptor

[pri-sep-ter, pree-sep-] /prɪˈsɛp tər, ˈpri sɛp-/
noun
1.
an instructor; teacher; tutor.
2.
the head of a school.
3.
the head of a preceptory.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin praeceptor. See precept, -tor
Related forms
preceptorate
[pri-sep-ter-it] /prɪˈsɛp tər ɪt/ (Show IPA),
noun
preceptorial
[pree-sep-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌpri sɛpˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
preceptoral, adjective
preceptorially, adverb
preceptorship, noun
subpreceptor, noun
subpreceptoral, adjective
subpreceptorate, noun
subpreceptorial, adjective
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  • Such was his application to his grammar studies, and so happy his genius, as to spare his preceptor much pains in his education.
  • They were my preceptor and guide into some altered consciousness of reality, some different republic, some liberated republic.
British Dictionary definitions for preceptor

preceptor

/prɪˈsɛptə/
noun
1.
(US) a practising physician giving practical training to a medical student
2.
the head of a preceptory
3.
(rare) a tutor or instructor
Derived Forms
preceptorate, noun
preceptorial (ˌpriːsɛpˈtɔːrɪəl), preceptoral, adjective
preceptorship, noun
preceptress, noun:feminine
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Word Origin and History for preceptor
n.

early 15c., "tutor, instructor" (earliest reference might be to "expert in the art of writing"), from Latin praeceptor "teacher, instructor," agent noun from praecipere (see precept). Medical training sense attested from 1803.

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preceptor in Medicine

preceptor pre·cep·tor (prĭ-sěp'tər, prē'sěp'tər)
n.
An expert or a specialist, such as a physician, who gives practical experience and training to a student, especially of medicine or nursing.

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