- (in German and certain other universities) a private teacher or lecturer recognized by the university but receiving no compensation from it, being remunerated by fees.
Origin of privatdocent
Also called docent.
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Late in the same year he delivered his inaugural lecture as Privatdocent in the university.
- (esp in German-speaking countries) a university lecturer who formerly received fees from his students rather than a university salary
German, from privat private + docent (for Dozent lecturer) from Latin docēre to teach