habilitate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late Latin habilitatus, past participle of habilitare (to enable).

Adjective[edit]

habilitate (comparative more habilitate, superlative most habilitate)

  1. (obsolete) Qualified or entitled.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

Verb[edit]

habilitate (third-person singular simple present habilitates, present participle habilitating, simple past and past participle habilitated)

  1. European institutions of higher education: To qualify as an instructor or professor. Usually associated with defense of a dissertation or similar project.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

habilitāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of habilitō