para-professional

paraprofessional

[par-uh-pruh-fesh-uh-nl]
noun
1.
a person trained to assist a doctor, lawyer, teacher, or other professional, but not licensed to practice in the profession.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to paraprofessionals.

Origin:
1965–70; para-1 + professional

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