doctorate

[ dok-ter-it ]
/ ˈdɒk tər ɪt /

noun


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Nearby words

  1. doctor of philosophy,
  2. doctor of the church,
  3. doctor's commons,
  4. doctor's degree,
  5. doctoral,
  6. doctorfish,
  7. doctorial,
  8. doctorially,
  9. doctorow,
  10. doctorow, e. l.

Origin of doctorate

First recorded in 1670–80, doctorate is from the Medieval Latin word doctorātus degree of doctor. See doctor, -ate3

Related formspre·doc·tor·ate, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for doctorate

doctorate

/ (ˈdɒktərɪt, -trɪt) /

noun

the highest academic degree in any field of knowledgeAlso called: doctor's degree
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Word Origin and History for doctorate

doctorate

n.

"degree of a doctor," 1670s; see doctor (n.) + -ate (1).

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