preceptor

noun pre·cep·tor \ pri-ˈsep-tər , ˈprē-ˌsep- \
|Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of preceptor

1 a : teacher, tutor
b : the headmaster or principal of a school
2 : the head of a preceptory of Knights Templars

preceptorship

play \pri-ˈsep-tər-ˌship, ˈprē-ˌsep-\ noun

Examples of preceptor in a Sentence

  1. a preceptor at a small English boarding school

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First Known Use of preceptor

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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preceptor

noun pre·cep·tor \ pri-ˈsep-tər , ˈprē-ˌ \

medical Definition of preceptor

: a practicing physician who gives personal instruction, training, and supervision to a medical student or young physician

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