diplomate

diplomate

[dip-luh-meyt]
noun
a person who has received a diploma, especially a doctor, engineer, etc., who has been certified as a specialist by a board within the appropriate profession.

Origin:
1875–80; diplom(a) + -ate1

diplomat, diplomate.
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diplomate (ˈdɪpləˌmeɪt)
 
n
any person who has been granted a diploma, esp a physician certified as a specialist

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diplomate dip·lo·mate (dĭp'lə-māt')
n.
One who has received a diploma, especially a physician certified as a specialist by a board of examiners.

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