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noun doc·tor·ate \ˈdäk-t(ə-)rət\

Simple Definition of doctorate

  • : the highest degree that is given by a university

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of doctorate

  1. :  the degree, title, or rank of a doctor

1570

First Known Use of doctorate

1570


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