(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.

1880–85; < German Privatdocent; see private, docent Unabridged
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Privatdocent (German priˈvaːtdoˈtsɛnt)
(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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As a privatdozent he lectured on differential and integral calculus.
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