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licentiate

[lahy-sen-shee-it, -eyt] /laɪˈsɛn ʃi ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
noun
1.
a person who has received a license, as from a university, to practice an art or profession.
2.
the holder of a university degree intermediate between that of bachelor and that of doctor, now confined chiefly to certain continental European universities.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; < Medieval Latin licentiātus, noun use of past participle of licentiāre to authorize. See license, -ate1
Related forms
licentiateship, noun
licentiation, noun
nonlicentiate, noun
postlicentiate, adjective
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licentiate

/laɪˈsɛnʃɪɪt/
noun
1.
a person who has received a formal attestation of professional competence to practise a certain profession or teach a certain skill or subject
2.
a degree between that of bachelor and doctor awarded now only by certain chiefly European universities
3.
a person who holds this degree
4.
(mainly Presbyterian Church) a person holding a licence to preach
Derived Forms
licentiateship, noun
licentiation, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin licentiātus, from licentiāre to permit
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