preceptorial

adjective
pre·​cep·​to·​ri·​al | \ pri-ˌsep-ˈtȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce preceptorial (audio) , ˌprē- \

Definition of preceptorial

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or making use of preceptors

preceptorial

noun

Definition of preceptorial (Entry 2 of 2)

: a college course that emphasizes independent reading, discussion in small groups, and individual conferences with the teacher

First Known Use of preceptorial

Adjective

1702, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1952, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about preceptorial

Time Traveler for preceptorial

Time Traveler

The first known use of preceptorial was in 1702

See more words from the same year

Statistics for preceptorial

Cite this Entry

“Preceptorial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preceptorial. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on preceptorial

What made you want to look up preceptorial? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!