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. In European institutions of higher education, to qualify as an instructor or professor, usually by defending a dissertation or similar project.
  2. (US) To supply money to work a mine.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

habilitāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of habilitō