Definition of licentiate
1 : a person who has a license granted especially by a university to practice a profession
2 : an academic degree ranking below that of doctor given by some European universities
Recent Examples of licentiate from the Web
He was ordained as a priest for the diocese of San Diego in 1953, his third year of study, and received his licentiate in sacred theology the following year before taking up duties as an associate pastor in St. George’s Parish in Ontario, Calif.
After high school, Bishop Newman earned a bachelor's degree from St. Mary's Seminary in 1950 and a licentiate of sacred theology from The Catholic University in 1954.
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Origin and Etymology of licentiate
Medieval Latin licentiatus, from past participle of licentiare to allow, from Latin licentia
First Known Use: 1555See Words from the same year
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