preceptor

[pri-sep-ter, pree-sep-]
noun
1.
an instructor; teacher; tutor.
2.
the head of a school.
3.
the head of a preceptory.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin praeceptor. See precept, -tor

preceptorate [pri-sep-ter-it] , noun
preceptorial [pree-sep-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-] , preceptoral, adjective
preceptorially, adverb
preceptorship, noun
subpreceptor, noun
subpreceptoral, adjective
subpreceptorate, noun
subpreceptorial, adjective
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preceptor (prɪˈsɛptə)
 
n
1.  (US) a practising physician giving practical training to a medical student
2.  the head of a preceptory
3.  rare a tutor or instructor
 
pre'ceptorate
 
n
 
preceptorial
 
adj
 
pre'ceptoral
 
adj
 
pre'ceptorship
 
n
 
pre'ceptress
 
fem n

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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.

preceptorship pre·cep·tor·ship (prĭ-sěp'tər-shĭp')
n.
A period of practical experience and training for a student, especially of medicine or nursing, that is supervised by an expert or a specialist in a particular field.

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Example sentences
They are arranged under local clinical, internship, preceptorship relationships.
The preceptorship must be accomplished within six months following completion of the applicant's nursing education program.
Submit proof of completion of one year of training in an approved preceptorship or residency program.
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