- a person who has received a diploma, especially a doctor, engineer, etc., who has been certified as a specialist by a board within the appropriate profession.
Origin of diplomate
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The man who on hearing a diplomate he has saved ask, "How is the Emperor?"The Atheist's Mass
Honore de Balzac
First among the diplomatists of his time, his reputation as a diplomate has passed out of mens minds.
Such evidence leaves nothing to be said in regard to his qualities as a diplomate.
But reflect for a moment, Tascher, and you will see that no man was ever less intended for a diplomate.Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
"The Alt-Schloss is indeed a picturesque construction," said the diplomate, by way of generally inviting my confidence.
- any person who has been granted a diploma, esp a physician certified as a specialist
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- One who has received a diploma, especially a physician certified as a specialist by a board of examiners.
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