doctorate

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noun doc·tor·ate \ˈdäk-t(ə-)rət\

Definition of doctorate

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

1570

First Known Use of doctorate

1570


DOCTORATE Defined for English Language Learners

doctorate

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noun doc·tor·ate \ˈdäk-t(ə-)rət\

Definition of doctorate for English Language Learners

  • : the highest degree that is given by a university


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