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preceptor

[pri-sep-ter, pree-sep-] /prɪˈsɛp tər, ˈpri sɛp-/
noun
1.
an instructor; teacher; tutor.
2.
the head of a school.
3.
the head of a preceptory.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin praeceptor. See precept, -tor
Related forms
preceptorate
[pri-sep-ter-it] /prɪˈsɛp tər ɪt/ (Show IPA),
noun
preceptorial
[pree-sep-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌpri sɛpˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
preceptoral, adjective
preceptorially, adverb
preceptorship, noun
subpreceptor, noun
subpreceptoral, adjective
subpreceptorate, noun
subpreceptorial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for preceptoral

preceptor

/prɪˈsɛptə/
noun
1.
(US) a practising physician giving practical training to a medical student
2.
the head of a preceptory
3.
(rare) a tutor or instructor
Derived Forms
preceptorate, noun
preceptorial (ˌpriːsɛpˈtɔːrɪəl), preceptoral, adjective
preceptorship, noun
preceptress, noun:feminine
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preceptoral in Medicine

preceptor pre·cep·tor (prĭ-sěp'tər, prē'sěp'tər)
n.
An expert or a specialist, such as a physician, who gives practical experience and training to a student, especially of medicine or nursing.

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