- (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.
Origin of privatdocent
Also called docent.
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Examples from the Web for privatdozent
In 1869 he was Privatdozent at Zrich, and next year professor.
He graduated at Leipzig, where in 1685 he became a Privatdozent.
A scholar who has incurred the displeasure of the political authorities must be content to remain a Privatdozent all his life.German Problems and Personalities
He became a Privatdozent in 1819, and held professorships at Breslau and Halle .
In 1835 he became Repetent, in 1838 Privatdozent and in 1841 professor extraordinarius in the theological faculty at Erlangen.
- (esp in German-speaking countries) a university lecturer who formerly received fees from his students rather than a university salary
German, from privat private + docent (for Dozent lecturer) from Latin docēre to teach
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