American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A teacher; an instructor.
- n. An expert or specialist, such as a physician, who gives practical experience and training to a student, especially of medicine or nursing.
- n. The head of a preceptory.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A teacher; an instructor; a tutor.
- n. The head of a preceptory of the Knights Templars.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who gives commands, or makes rules; specifically, the master or principal of a school; a teacher; an instructor.
- n. The head of a preceptory among the Knights Templars.
- n. teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)
- From Latin praeceptor, from the verb praecipiō. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin praeceptor, from praecipere, to teach; see precept. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Now it is not probable that a man chosen for a preceptor was a Frank.”
“My preceptor is a MD, JD and chief of critical care department and does consulting work with insurance companies.”
“Granted, the project does not hold my interest in the least, but my preceptor is a jovial fellow.”
“His preceptor was the famous Vincent de Paul, Almoner to Queen Anne of”
“Thou art called the preceptor that subsists only on the froth of water.”
“The preceptor is the helmsman, and knowledge is the boat (aided by whom and which one succeeds in crossing the ocean of the world).”
“The lands attached to a single house were placed under the command of a knight of the order, who formerly was called a preceptor, but afterwards took the title of commander.”
“I am easy about the instruction my royal pupil will receive; the wise prelate named by the King as his preceptor will be a powerful auxiliary for me.”
“In the epic poems he is identified with Śukra, the regent of the planet Venus, and described as the preceptor of the Asuras or Daityas, and possessor of vast knowledge.”
“He resumed his classical studies at the school taught by the Rev. Robert Archibald, near Poplar Tent, as appears by the following certificate, in the irregular hand and crooked lines of his preceptor, which is the only evidence at hand of the classical school in that congregation immediately after the war.”
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