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learned profession

any of the three vocations of theology, law, and medicine, commonly held to require highly advanced learning.
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  • Civility and professionalism are hallmarks of a learned profession dedicated to public service.
  • It robs a lawyer of the sense of dignity and self-worth that should come from a learned profession.

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