privatdocent

or pri·vat·do·zent

[ pree-vaht-doh-tsent ]
/ priˈvɑt doʊˈtsɛnt /
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noun

(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.

Nearby words

  1. prius,
  2. priv.,
  3. priv. pr.,
  4. privacy,
  5. privacy, right of,
  6. private,
  7. private bar,
  8. private bill,
  9. private brand,
  10. private company

Origin of privatdocent

1880–85; < German Privatdocent; see private, docent

Also called docent.

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British Dictionary definitions for privatdocent

Privatdocent

/ (German priˈvaːtdoˈtsɛnt) /

noun

(esp in German-speaking countries) a university lecturer who formerly received fees from his students rather than a university salary

Word Origin for Privatdocent

German, from privat private + docent (for Dozent lecturer) from Latin docēre to teach

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