Dictionary.com

practitioner

[ prak-tish-uh-ner ]
/ prækˈtɪʃ ə nər /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: practitioner / practitioners on Thesaurus.com

noun
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.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of practitioner

1535–45; alteration of practician (practic + -ian) + -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use practitioner in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for practitioner

practitioner
/ (prækˈtɪʃənə) /

noun
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for practitioner

practitioner
[ prăk-tĭshə-nər ]

n.
One who practices medicine or an allied health profession.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK