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paraprofessional

[par-uh-pruh-fesh-uh-nl] /ˌpær ə prəˈfɛʃ ə 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
1965-1970
1965-70; para-1 + professional
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Word Origin and History for para-professional

paraprofessional

adj.

1962, from para- (1) + professional (adj.). As a noun from 1968.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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