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- Hyphenation: doc‧tor‧ate
doctorate (plural doctorates)
highest degree awarded by a university faculty
- (archaic) To make (someone) into a doctor.
- He was bred […] in Oxford and there doctorated.
- 1886, Simon Somerville Laurie, Lectures on the Rise and Early Constitution of Universities:
- Even after Salernum had a teacher of law [...] it could not doctorate in law.
- doctorate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911