- a person who has received a license, as from a university, to practice an art or profession.
- the holder of a university degree intermediate between that of bachelor and that of doctor, now confined chiefly to certain continental European universities.
Origin of licentiate
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Examples from the Web for licentiateship
Until a few years ago the successful candidates at the licentiateship were arranged in order of merit.
The baccalaureate, licentiateship, and mastership formed three distinct degrees.
The order of merit at the examination for the licentiateship existed in Paris till quite recently.
- a person who has received a formal attestation of professional competence to practise a certain profession or teach a certain skill or subject
- a degree between that of bachelor and doctor awarded now only by certain chiefly European universities
- a person who holds this degree
- mainly Presbyterian Church a person holding a licence to preach
C15: from Medieval Latin licentiātus, from licentiāre to permit
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