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privatdocent

or privatdozent

[pree-vaht-doh-tsent] /priˈvɑt doʊˈtsɛnt/
noun
1.
(in German and certain other universities) a private teacher or lecturer recognized by the university but receiving no compensation from it, being remunerated by fees.
Also called docent.
Origin of privatdocent
1880-1885
1880-85; < German Privatdocent; see private, docent
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Privatdocent

/German priˈvaːtdoˈtsɛnt/
noun
1.
(esp in German-speaking countries) a university lecturer who formerly received fees from his students rather than a university salary
Word Origin
German, from privatprivate + docent (for Dozent lecturer) from Latin docēre to teach
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