[ prak-tish-uh-ner ]
/ prækˈtɪʃ ə nər /


a person engaged in the practice of a profession, occupation, etc.: a medical practitioner.
a person who practices something specified.
Christian Science. a person authorized to practice healing.

Origin of practitioner

1535–45; alteration of practician (practic + -ian) + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for practitioner

/ (prækˈtɪʃənə) /


a person who practises a profession or art
Christian Science a person authorized to practise spiritual healing

Word Origin for practitioner

C16: from practician, from Old French praticien, from pratiquer to practise
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Medical definitions for practitioner

[ prăk-tĭshə-nər ]


One who practices medicine or an allied health profession.
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