from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The headmaster or principal of a school, especially a private school.
- n. A teacher or tutor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A teacher; an instructor; a tutor.
- n. The head of a preceptory of the Knights Templars.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)
Middle English, from Latin praeceptor, from praecipere, to teach; see precept.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin praeceptor, from the verb praecipiō. (Wiktionary)