preceptor

[pri-sep-ter, pree-sep-]
noun
1.
an instructor; teacher; tutor.
2.
the head of a school.
3.
the head of a preceptory.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin praeceptor. See precept, -tor

preceptorate [pri-sep-ter-it] , noun
preceptorial [pree-sep-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-] , preceptoral, adjective
preceptorially, adverb
preceptorship, noun
subpreceptor, noun
subpreceptoral, adjective
subpreceptorate, noun
subpreceptorial, adjective
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preceptor (prɪˈsɛptə)
 
n
1.  (US) a practising physician giving practical training to a medical student
2.  the head of a preceptory
3.  rare a tutor or instructor
 
pre'ceptorate
 
n
 
preceptorial
 
adj
 
pre'ceptoral
 
adj
 
pre'ceptorship
 
n
 
pre'ceptress
 
fem n

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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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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.
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