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Privatdocent(German priˈvaːtdoˈtsɛnt) or
(Historical Terms) (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]
or pri•vat•do•zent(priˈvɑt doʊˈtsɛnt)
(esp. in German universities) a private teacher or lecturer paid directly by the students.Also called docent.
[1880–85; < German Privatdocent]