noun, often capitalized pri·vat·do·zent \pri-ˈvät-(ˌ)dō(t)-ˌsent\

Definition of privatdozent

  1. :  an unsalaried university lecturer or teacher in a German-speaking country remunerated directly by students' fees

Variants of privatdozent

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Origin and Etymology of privatdozent

German Privatdozent, from privat private + Dozent teacher, from Latin docent-, docens, present participle of docēre to teach — more at docile

First Known Use: 1848

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