- a person engaged in the practice of a profession, occupation, etc.: a medical practitioner.
- a person who practices something specified.
- Christian Science. a person authorized to practice healing.
Origin of practitioner
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Examples from the Web for practitioner
If you continue to have diarrhea or explosive gas, you do need to see your practitioner.Could Eating Charcoal Help You Detox?
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Yamuna Zake, a long time healer and practitioner, tells me at her quiet West Village yoga studio.Pain-Free Stilettos? Yamuna Zake Thinks Her Yoga Class Is the Answer
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Since 1975, Travolta has been a practitioner of Scientology.John Travolta’s Masseur Lawsuits Follow Rumors of a Double Life
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Behind her late middle-age rejuvenation was the spell of a Hindu practitioner of ancient Ayurvedic arts.The Sexy Side of Maggie: How Thatcher Used Her Softer Quality
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The practitioner, who spoke only Russian, worked out of the house on 192nd Street.The Fake Dentist Murder
March 15, 2010
His father was a member of New Inn, and a practitioner of the law in Wiltshire.
Do you seriously think of becoming a practitioner of medicine?
The practitioner may be unwilling to risk it, if the patient consents.
In special cases it may be modified as expedient in the judgment of the practitioner.The Electric Bath
George M. Schweig
And this is just the education which suits the future practitioner.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 6 (of 6)
Hippolyte A. Taine
- a person who practises a profession or art
- Christian Science a person authorized to practise spiritual healing
C16: from practician, from Old French praticien, from pratiquer to practise
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Word Origin and History for practitioner
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- One who practices medicine or an allied health profession.
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