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li·cen·ti·ate

 (lī-sĕn′shē-ĭt)
n.
1. One who is granted a license by an authorized body to practice a specified profession.
2.
a. A degree from certain European and Canadian universities ranking just below that of a doctor.
b. One holding such a degree.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin licentiātus, from past participle of licentiāre, to allow, from licentia, authorization; see license.]
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licentiate

(laɪˈsɛnʃɪɪt)
n
1. (Law) a person who has received a formal attestation of professional competence to practise a certain profession or teach a certain skill or subject
2. (Education) a degree between that of bachelor and doctor awarded now only by certain chiefly European universities
3. (Education) a person who holds this degree
4. (Christian Churches, other) chiefly Presbyterian Church a person holding a licence to preach
[C15: from Medieval Latin licentiātus, from licentiāre to permit]
liˈcentiateˌship n
liˌcentiˈation n
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li•cen•ti•ate

(laɪˈsɛn ʃi ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

n.
1. a person who has received a license, as from a university, to practice an art or profession.
2. the holder of a university degree intermediate between that of bachelor and that of doctor, now confined chiefly to certain continental European universities.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin licentiātus, n. use of past participle of licentiāre to authorize. See license, -ate1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.licentiate - holds a license (degree) from a (European) university
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
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Translations

licentiate

[laɪˈsenʃɪɪt] N (= person) → licenciado/a m/f; (= title) → licencia f, licenciatura f
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licentiate

nLizenziat(in) m(f), → Lizentiat(in) m(f); (= degree)Lizenziat nt, → Lizentiat nt
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That follows not by force of argument, which you, being licentiates, should stand upon: therefore acknowledge your error, and be attentive.
When it was what seemed to him the proper time he entered the village and went to Don Quixote's house, which he found all in confusion, and there were the curate and the village barber, who were great friends of Don Quixote, and his housekeeper was saying to them in a loud voice, "What does your worship think can have befallen my master, Senor Licentiate Pero Perez?" for so the curate was called; "it is three days now since anything has been seen of him, or the hack, or the buckler, lance, or armour.
He also passed through all the degrees of licentiate, master, and doctor of arts.

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