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prac·ti·tion·er

 (prăk-tĭsh′ə-nər)
n.
One who practices something, especially an occupation, profession, or technique.

[Alteration of practician, from Old French practicien, from practiser, to practice; see practice.]

practitioner

(prækˈtɪʃənə)
n
1. (Professions) a person who practises a profession or art
2. (Christian Churches, other) Christian Science a person authorized to practise spiritual healing
[C16: from practician, from Old French praticien, from pratiquer to practise]

prac•ti•tion•er

(prækˈtɪʃ ə nər)

n.
1. a person engaged in the practice of a profession or occupation.
2. a person who practices something specified.
3. a person authorized to practice Christian Science healing.
[1535–45; alter. of practician (practic (al) + -ian) + -er1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.practitioner - someone who practices a learned professionpractitioner - someone who practices a learned profession
clinician - a practitioner (of medicine or psychology) who does clinical work instead of laboratory experiments
Gongorist - a practitioner of the affected elegant style of the Spanish poet Gongora
homeopath, homoeopath - a practitioner of homeopathy
professional, professional person - a person engaged in one of the learned professions
Translations

practitioner

[prækˈtɪʃənəʳ] N
1. [of an art, a science] → practicante mf
2. (Med) → médico/a m/f
see also general C

practitioner

[prækˈtɪʃər] npraticien(ne) m/f
alternative practitioner → praticien de médecine douce
legal practitioner → avocat plaidant medical practitionerpraetorian guard [prɪˌtɔːriənˈgɑːrd] n
(HISTORY)garde f prétorienne
(fig)garde f prétorienne

practitioner

n (of method)Benutzer(in) m(f), → Anwender(in) m(f); (= medical practitioner)praktischer Arzt, praktische Ärztin; (= dental practitioner)Zahnarzt m/-ärztin f; (= legal practitioner)Rechtsanwalt m/-anwältin f; practitioners of this professiondiejenigen, die diesen Beruf ausüben; he is a practitioner of Zen Buddhismer ist ein Anhänger des Zen-Buddhismus ? general practitioner

practitioner

[prækˈtɪʃnəʳ] n (of an art) → professionista m/f (Med) → medico

practitioner

n practicante mf; (physician) clínico -ca mf; general — médico -ca mf generalista or general
References in classic literature ?
Like all old-fashioned country practitioners, Doctor Reefy pulled teeth, and the woman who waited held a handkerchief to her teeth and groaned.
I merely avoid the errors of inferior practitioners.
The same court, in the same room, with the same bar, and the same practitioners, but another judge, for there the Consistory judge could plead any court-day as an advocate.
Less so, and probably far more extensive, were the operations of those mediaeval practitioners who made dwarfs and beggar-cripples, show-monsters,--some vestiges of whose art still remain in the preliminary manipulation of the young mountebank or contortionist.
Why,' said he, `does not the emperor, who has devised so many clever and efficient modes of improving the art of war, organize a regiment of lawyers, judges and legal practitioners, sending them in the hottest fire the enemy could maintain, and using them to save better men?
But the practitioners of the barbarous art, so remorseless in their inflictions upon the brawny limbs of the warriors of the tribe, seem to be conscious that it needs not the resources of their profession to augment the charms of the maidens of the vale.
I have already assembled all the good physicians and practitioners of France and Europe.
This is the Court of Chancery, which has its decaying houses and its blighted lands in every shire, which has its worn-out lunatic in every madhouse and its dead in every churchyard, which has its ruined suitor with his slipshod heels and threadbare dress borrowing and begging through the round of every man's acquaintance, which gives to monied might the means abundantly of wearying out the right, which so exhausts finances, patience, courage, hope, so overthrows the brain and breaks the heart, that there is not an honourable man among its practitioners who would not give--who does not often give--the warning, "Suffer any wrong that can be done you rather than come here
He was laid on his back; he was laid on his stomach; he was respectfully pounded and kneaded, from head to foot, by the knuckles of accomplished practitioners.
And the two improvised practitioners worked so hard and so well that Barbicane recovered his senses.
There are many varieties of sharp practitioners in this world, but I think the hardest of all to deal with are the men who overreach you under the disguise of inveterate good-humour.
The irresolute fingers fluttered more and more ineffectually about the trembling lip on every such occasion, and the sharpest practitioners gave him up as a hopeless job.