privatdozent

noun, often capitalized
pri·​vat·​do·​zent | \ pri-ˈvät-(ˌ)dō(t)-ˌsent How to pronounce privatdozent (audio) \
variants: or less commonly privatdocent

Definition of privatdozent

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

First Known Use of privatdozent

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for privatdozent

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

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“Privatdozent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/privatdozent. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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