preceptor

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin praeceptor (commander; instructor), from the verb praecipiō + -or (-er: forming agent nouns), from prae- (pre-, fore-: before) +‎ capiō (to take; to get, to take in, to understand).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹiːˌsɛptəɹ/

Noun[edit]

preceptor (plural preceptors)

  1. The headmaster or principal of a school, especially a private school.
  2. A teacher or tutor, especially (US medicine) a supervisor of new trainees.
    • 1905, George Bernard Shaw, The author's apology from Mrs. Warren's Profession, page 61:
      Here I must for the present break off my arduous work of educating the Press. We shall resume our studies later on; but just now I am tired of playing the preceptor; and the eager thirst of my pupils for improvement does not console me for the slowness of their progress.
  3. The head of a preceptory of Knights Templar.

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preceptor m (plural preceptores, feminine preceptora, feminine plural preceptoras)

  1. preceptor
  2. teacher