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  1. 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.
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Origin of diplomate

First recorded in 1875–80; diplom(a) + -ate1
Can be confuseddiplomat diplomate
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Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • "The Alt-Schloss is indeed a picturesque construction," said the diplomate, by way of generally inviting my confidence.

British Dictionary definitions for diplomate


  1. any person who has been granted a diploma, esp a physician certified as a specialist
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diplomate in Medicine


  1. One who has received a diploma, especially a physician certified as a specialist by a board of examiners.
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