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1. A teacher; an instructor.
2. An expert or specialist, such as a physician, who gives practical experience and training to a student, especially of medicine or nursing.
3. The head of a preceptory.
[Middle English, from Latin praeceptor, from praecipere, to teach; see precept.]
pre′cep·to′ri·al (prē′sĕp-tôr′ē-əl) adj.
1. (Education) US a practising physician giving practical training to a medical student
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the head of a preceptory
3. (Education) rare a tutor or instructor
preceptorial, preˈceptoral adj
preˈceptress fem n
pre•cep•tor(prɪˈsɛp tər, ˈpri sɛp-)
1. an instructor; teacher; tutor.
2. the head of a school.
3. the head of a preceptory.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
pre`cep•to′ri•al (-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
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|Noun||1.||preceptor - teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)|
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