- a person who has received a license, as from a university, to practice an art or profession.
- the holder of a university degree intermediate between that of bachelor and that of doctor, now confined chiefly to certain continental European universities.
Origin of licentiate
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Examples from the Web for licentiate
The licentiate Alvares de Caravajal was alcalde mayor from 1554 to 1558.The Maya Chronicles
In the course of the year the licentiate Don Juan Roxer arrived.The Annals of the Cakchiquels
Daniel G. Brinton
They disrobed the licentiate, who remained where he was; and there is an end of the story.Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
He also passed through all the degrees of licentiate, master, and doctor of arts.Notre-Dame de Paris
A person of the same name was a Licentiate at St. Andrews in 1501.
- a person who has received a formal attestation of professional competence to practise a certain profession or teach a certain skill or subject
- a degree between that of bachelor and doctor awarded now only by certain chiefly European universities
- a person who holds this degree
- mainly Presbyterian Church a person holding a licence to preach
C15: from Medieval Latin licentiātus, from licentiāre to permit
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