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licentiate

[ lahy-sen-shee-it, -eyt ]
/ laɪˈsɛn ʃi ɪt, -ˌeɪt /
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noun
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.
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Origin of licentiate

1350–1400; <Medieval Latin licentiātus, noun use of past participle of licentiāre to authorize. See license, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM licentiate

li·cen·ti·ate·ship, nounli·cen·ti·a·tion, nounnon·li·cen·ti·ate, nounpost·li·cen·ti·ate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for licentiate

licentiate
/ (laɪˈsɛnʃɪɪt) /

noun
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

Derived forms of licentiate

licentiateship, nounlicentiation, noun

Word Origin for licentiate

C15: from Medieval Latin licentiātus, from licentiāre to permit
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