follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

learned profession

noun
1.
any of the three vocations of theology, law, and medicine, commonly held to require highly advanced learning.
Compare profession (def 1).
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for learned profession
Historical Examples
  • Oh, Morris, what a pity you had not been a white man, and been brought up at a learned profession!

    Ishmael Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • On one thing I was determined: I should follow a learned profession.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • A successful novel may be gratifying to vanity, but it is a bad introduction to a learned profession.

    The Earl of Beaconsfield James Anthony Froude
  • "He can't be too well educated, whether he enters a learned profession or not," responded Mr. Washington.

  • For a long period in England the term apprentice was applied equally to such as were being taught a trade or a learned profession.

  • If a learned profession was denied me I vastly preferred a veld store to an Edinburgh office stool.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • An ambitious man has a son whom he destines to a learned profession.

  • It would be supposed that the men of the learned profession were the men who work for something beside money.

    Silver Links Various
  • He lacks the courtesy which would hide it in the presence of the man of trade or the man of a learned profession.

    The Lady of Lynn Walter Besant
  • The learned profession is yours if you deserve it, and you can deserve it only through study, application, and perseverance.

    Carpentry for Boys J. S. Zerbe

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for learned profession

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for learned

8
10
Scrabble Words With Friends