privatdocent

privatdocent

[pree-vaht-doh-tsent]
noun
(in German and certain other universities) a private teacher or lecturer recognized by the university but receiving no compensation from it, being remunerated by fees.
Also, privatdozent.
Also called docent.


Origin:
1880–85; < German Privatdocent; see private, docent

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Privatdocent (German priˈvaːtdoˈtsɛnt)
 
n
(esp in German-speaking countries) a university lecturer who formerly received fees from his students rather than a university salary
 
[German, from privatprivate + docent (for Dozent lecturer) from Latin docēre to teach]

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